Workers’ Compensation For First Responders
If you are struggling or in pain after suffering an injury in your capacity as a firefighter, police officer or paramedic, please know that we have great respect, admiration and gratitude for the sacrifices that you make. We hold this view as ordinary citizens who may someday need your help.
In addition, as workers’ compensation attorneys, we want to make sure that you are fully aware of your right to compensation for any work-related injury, including:
- Repetitive motion or stress-related injuries
- Psychological injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Injuries that may involve exacerbation of preexisting conditions
If you are a police officer or firefighter who has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, heart disease or hypertension and your condition has caused you to lose income, in Florida, you have the right to make a workers’ compensation claim. Unlike other injured workers, you will not have to prove that your work as a first responder has caused your condition to worsen. The law in Florida assumes that it is the case.
Is Your Employer Or Their Insurer Putting Up Roadblocks?
Even though the law in Florida spells out your rights, do not be surprised if your employer or their human resources officer attempts to deny you your rightful compensation.
Our lawyers are ready to fight any such case on your behalf. To schedule a consultation to discuss your work-related injury and your special status as an injured police officer or firefighter, call 863-213-1608. You may also inquire online.