Woodland Hills Police Officer Injuries Attorneys
Helping Members of Law Enforcement Obtain Compensation
Although police officers protect their communities every day, there are times when these brave men and women suffer injuries that are caused by the dangerous work they perform. In the regular course of their job, police officers face life-threatening situations that have the potential to leave them seriously injured.
From pursuing fleeing suspects to carrying out searches and seizures on dangerous properties, there are all sorts of things that can cause harm to officers as they carry out their job duties.
Our team of lawyers focuses solely on work-related injuries, and we have the skills and resources that injured police officers need to secure justice and payment for their injury expenses.
Common Injuries Sustained by Police Officers
When it comes to police work, even something as simple as an everyday traffic stop can quickly escalate into a physical confrontation that results in devastating injuries.
Injuries commonly experienced by law enforcement include:
- Broken Bones
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Gun Shot Wounds
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
There are so many different reasons a police officer may get injured on the job, but some of the common causes include:
- Car Accidents
- Chemical Exposure
- Radiation Exposure
These types of incidents can leave police officers with injuries so severe that they’re unable to return to duty.
Do Police Officers Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?
Whenever a member of law enforcement is hurt while doing something their job requires, be it riding in a patrol car or stopping a robbery suspect, they are entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, workers' compensation for injured police officers in California is unique and can be complicated.
Benefits obtained from a successful workers’ comp claim can be used for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Vocational Retraining
- Injury Rehabilitation Treatments
Under CA Labor Code § 4850, apprentices, volunteers, and both part-time and full-time police officers are all covered under worker's compensation law in the state of California.
This is commonly known in the law enforcement community as "4850 time". Temporary and permanent disability benefits might also be available to an injured officer, depending on the severity of their injury.
Talk to Rodich Law About Your Compensation Today
If you are a police officer who has suffered an injury while performing your job, you might be entitled to financial compensation. We can review your case and determine how to pursue all of your available legal options. Our team of workers’ comp attorneys is prepared to fight for you.
Contact our Woodland Hills workers' compensation lawyers by calling (818) 403-3737 to schedule a free consultation. We can help get compensation for police officers injured on duty. There is no fee for your case unless we win!