Workers’ Compensation For Public Safety Employees
If you are a firefighter, police officer, first responder or paramedic, your line of work is presumed dangerous and carries a “tough it out” mentality. Even with these expectations, you are still entitled to collect workers’ compensation after a work-related illness or injury.
If you have been injured in the line of duty, talk to an attorney at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., about your options. With more than 40 years of experience advocating for injured employees, our lawyers are there to make sure you know your rights with plain and direct information. We have offices in Baltimore, Bel Air, Frederick, Essex, Glen Burnie and Towson.
What Benefits Are Available To Me?
Police officers, firefighters, first responders, paramedics and other public safety personnel are eligible for many of the same workers’ compensation benefits as civilian employees.
This coverage is meant to pay for:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Temporary total disability or lost wages
- Permanent and partial disabilities
- Heart, hypertension, lung and cancer presumptions
Additionally, death benefits are available for surviving dependents to cover funeral expenses.
Enhanced Provisions For Police And Firefighters
Beyond typical workers’ compensation benefits, police and firefighters in Maryland may be entitled to extra consideration. Due to the high prevalence of heart disease and hypertension in your profession, Maryland legislation presumes these conditions to be job-related and acts in your favor by forcing your employer to prove otherwise. In addition, injuries that would normally fall in the range of minor tier compensation are considered mid tier for public safety personnel giving an enhanced benefit.
We Are Here For You
When you need the counsel of a law firm that takes the time to understand your unique case and goals, trust the attorneys at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., to deliver honest and aggressive representation. Reach us online or by phone at 443-529-0795, or at 410-885-4082, to schedule a free initial consultation.