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.
Put AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® lawyers
in your corner.
Contact us today.
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
- 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
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.