Police Officers Injured On The Job Have Rights
Few jobs are as dangerous as police work. From car accidents to arresting suspects and entering dangerous situations, police officers encounter hazards on a regular basis. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation benefits may not be sufficient to cover all of an injured officer’s losses.
At Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, we represent injured law enforcement officers and their families. Our attorneys have years of experience with work injuries and third-party negligence claims. We will work to help you recover damages from a separate personal injury or wrongful death suit in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits.
On-the-job injuries to police officers and other law enforcement officers can happen for reasons such as:
- Car and motorcycle accidents
- Being hit by a car
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Premises liability/dangerous property
Police officers may suffer injuries that include broken bones, injured joints, amputations, burns, internal organ damage, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. These types of serious and catastrophic injuries may result in scarring, disfigurement and temporary or permanent disability. In some cases, injured officers are not able to return to work.
When a negligent third party is at fault for an injury, we may hold it liable. For example, the driver of a vehicle that causes an accident or a property owner who fails to maintain safe premises may be third parties that are liable for your injuries. Please discuss the details of your claim with one of our lawyers to learn how we may be able to assist you.