Although police offers 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.
At the Law Offices of Gary Rodich, we take pride in our ability to help the men and women of law enforcement agencies across California obtain compensation for the work-related injuries they have sustained. Our team of lawyers focus solely on work-related injuries, and we have the skills and resources that police officers need to secure justice and payment for their injury expenses.
When it comes police work, even something as simple as an everyday traffic stop can quickly escalate into a physical confrontation that results in devastating injuries. Injures commonly experienced by law enforcement include:
These injures are sometimes caused by:
Injuries from these types of incidents can leave police officers with injuries so severe that they’re unable to return to duty.
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, many of the claims for works’ comp benefits that refiled by police end up being denied. This is why you should hire an attorney to handle your workers’ compensation case.
Benefits obtained from a successful workers’ comp claim can be used for:
In the state of California, apprentices, volunteers, and both part-time and full-time police officers, are all covered under worker's compensation law. Temporary and permanent disability benefits might also be available to an injured officer, depending on the severity of their injury.
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 are prepared to fight for you.
Contact our Woodland Hills workers' compensation lawyersto schedule a free consultation. There is no fee for your case unless we win!