Getting Compensation For On-The-Job Law Enforcement Injuries
Clients of Gillis Law Firm seeking workers’ compensation benefits sometimes include law enforcement officers such as:
- State troopers
- Park police
- Airport police
- University police
- Security guards
Whether employed by a government body or a private organization, police and security guards are often present at the scene of danger. As first responders in emergency situations, they are sometimes subject to many hazardous conditions in the course of their employment, such as:
- Vehicle accidents
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Crowded conditions
- Collapsing structures
Certain rules apply for injured police officers that do not apply for other types of workers. Namely, police are covered as being on the job from the time they leave home. This is unlike the case with other workers who are only considered to be on the job once they arrive at a place of employment. Furthermore, injured police officers may receive 100 percent of the value of their wages for up to 52 weeks after a serious injury, whereas other types of workers typically receive up to 75 percent.
Understanding Law Enforcement Injuries And Workers’ Compensation
If we represent you as an injured police officer, state trooper or security guard, you can count on us to diligently investigate your case. We will likely obtain medical records, get statements from witnesses, photograph the accident scene and obtain other evidence to strengthen your case. We will apply our best practices and proven strategies that have helped other clients successfully settle workers’ compensation claims since 1978.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serving Connecticut After An Injury Occurring During The Course Of Law Enforcement Work
Gillis Law Firm offers free initial consultations to injured law enforcement officers and their families. Evening and weekend appointments are available as needed. Our Spanish-speaking paralegal can facilitate communication if necessary. Our law firm does not charge attorneys’ fees until we help clients recover compensation after a workplace accident. Our office is conveniently located in downtown New Haven. The courthouse and free parking are right there, too.
Contact us by email or by phone at 866-603-9810. Request a free initial consultation with an experienced Connecticut workers’ compensation lawyer representing injured police, state troopers and security guards.