Police officers may suffer serious injuries or even death due to the nature of their work. Whether it may be responding to an emergency call, domestic violence, vehicle accident, shooting or robbery, the risk involved is huge.
Police officers are normal people, and should enjoy the same rights as other civilians. Although they are entitled to wage and medical benefits, these benefits are not on par with worker’s compensation benefited by other civilians.
A police officer can get worker’s compensation-like benefits, and can also present a liability claim when injured on the job. However the money must be repaid to the municipality for the benefits received by the police officer. A compromise can be made if the police officer does not want to pay back the money, wherein the person responsible for causing the injury directly compensates the municipality.
Contact the Reinken Law Firm
If you are a police officer and have suffered personal injury on duty, then it’s important to obtain quality legal assistance. You can trust the personal injury lawyer from the Reinken Law Firm to help you. They will aggressively work to get you the highest possible settlement.
To schedule a free consultation, call us at 203-541- 0090/ 800-987-8780 or contact us online.