Police Officer Injuries

Police Officer Injury Cases

Cobb County Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

The argument can be made that no one encounters more unpredictable danger in their line of work than police officers. Every day a law enforcement agent clocks in, they could find themselves in the line of fire, chasing an intoxicated driver, or responding to an emergency call after a natural disaster. While this is certainly troubling, the more upsetting fact is that police officers may not even be well compensated after being hurt on the job, and insurer’s for the state may do little to pay them full benefits, sometimes even doubting the sources of their injuries.

At Chestnut & Beller, our Cobb County workers’ compensation lawyers are adamant about standing up for the rights of hard-working, honest police officers all throughout Georgia. We are dedicated to the cause of getting wounded officers the compensation and coverage they and their families need to live comfortably. Thinking about the unfair and unfortunate scenario of a law enforcement official receiving anything less than what they deserve is enough to motivate us to burn the midnight oil and go the extra mile for our clients.


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Serious Injuries Not Uncommon to Police Work

Every aspect of a police officer’s day could prove to be dangerous. Criminals may resort to violence to resist arrest. Live-fire exercises at the station may lead to a disastrous outcome if an officer misfires or mishandles their firearm. Even patrolling the streets can be hazardous, putting each officer at risk of a car accident caused by a negligent driver. The types of injuries a police officer may sustain are varied but they should all be properly compensated through workers’ compensation benefits.

Injuries that can be common in police work are:

  • Gunshot wounds
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Muscle tears from lifting exercises
  • Smoke inhalation during fire rescue assistance

All Expenses Should Be Covered

The extent of an injury may cause a police officer to suffer temporary or permanent disability. In either situation, they should be granted workers’ compensation benefits that consider the full extent of their needs, not just initial costs to recuperate. If they do not, filing a lawsuit might be the only option.

Compensation benefits should provide an injured police officer for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning potential

If a police officer passes away in the line of duty, death benefits should be paid to surviving family members. Such benefits should cover funeral and burial costs, any medical bills related to the treatment of the officer prior to their passing, and the income they should have earned throughout their lifetime.

Highly-Acclaimed Workers’ Comp Lawyers

Police officers are committed to protecting the good people of the country and serving them in whatever way they can. In a show of appreciation, our Cobb County workers’ compensation attorneys are proud to say that we can extend our legal services to law enforcement agents. We want to put our talents to good use by protecting our protectors from lowball workers’ comp settlements and benefits. If you are a police officer or know one that was hurt while on-the-job, you can get a FREE initial consultation from our team today.

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