If you are a California firefighter, our team at the Law Offices of Gary Rodich deeply appreciates your service to our state and the Woodland Hills area. We know you and your family sacrifice your own security and safety in order to protect our community, and for that we thank you.
Given the risk associated with this line of work, firefighter injuries are, sadly, not uncommon. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, almost 40% of firefighter injuries occur on the fireground, but the majority of others occur in non-fire emergencies, firefighter training, and when travelling to or from an emergency incident.
Such injuries aren’t just “part of the job,” as some might put it, and you are not expected to absorb the damages on your own.
Call the Law Offices of Gary Rodich today at (818) 403-3737 if you have been hurt on the job.
You may in many ways be a public servant, but you are also an employee, and your injuries warrant action by your employer. Sometimes your work-related injuries may be relatively minor and only require some medical attention. In other cases, firefighting injuries could be devastating and traumatic. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, your employer is legally obligated to compensate you appropriately and ensure you have the funds, time off, and accommodations you need to make a full recovery and get back to work, if possible.
However, it can be difficult to get the level of compensation that is appropriate for your injuries and healthcare needs. When you add lost wages, lost inheritance, or reduced employability on top of it all, workers’ compensation may not be enough or you may need to pursue a higher level of workers’ comp. In either case, you will need the help of an experienced workers’ comp attorney.
At the Law Offices of Gary Rodich, we have had the pleasure of standing up for many of our community’s firefighters, and we hope you will allow us to do the same for you. Whether you are unsure which workers’ compensation package is right for you or are having trouble obtaining the money you need for medical bills, treatments, etc., we are here to help. Contact one of our workers’ compensation attorneys in Woodland Hills today to start the conversation and tell us more about your case.
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