Police Officer InjuriesLitigation: It's What We Do.
Calabasas Police Officer Injury Attorney
California Worker’s Compensation Lawyers
The job of a police officer is no doubt difficult and potentially dangerous. Along with a heavy sense of responsibility, this position comes with deadly risks as well. From confronting armed individuals to responding quickly and efficiently to hazardous conditions, police officers can sustain injuries and illnesses at work that can be extremely debilitating.
Gaines & Gaines recognizes the dangers and pressures police officers face. Being injured on the job is no doubt a stressful experience to go through. In these situations, our law firm is here to address your concerns and help you handle the complex workers’ compensation system to fight for the compensation and benefits you deserve.
Common Police Officer Injuries & Illnesses
Police officers face many daily stressors. Not only are they at risk of injury and illness from direct engagement with the public, but they confront dangerous or violent situations. In addition, police officers need immense emotional endurance to remain unaffected by the traumatic experiences that come as part of the job. However, witnessing or experiencing traumatic events can lead to long-term psychological effects. Common injuries and illnesses police officers may sustain or contract include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Infectious diseases: Hepatitis B, HIV, and other bloodborne diseases
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Stab and puncture wounds
- Back injuries
- Gunshot wounds
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
The environments police officers are exposed to can have a vast range of dangers. It’s important to seek medical attention after injury or illness and to then work with a lawyer. A skilled attorney can help you get the maximum benefits you deserve.
Why Should You Hire a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
The workers’ compensation system was designed to provide injured employees with benefits. Many individuals believe that with this purpose, they would not need a workers’ compensation attorney. However, compensation is usually brokered through an insurance company. These companies may not want to pay the full amount of compensation. In addition, some work situations lack clarity about how a workplace injury was sustained. Issues such as disagreements that injuries were not sustained during work or underestimating the seriousness of injuries or illnesses may arise.
Therefore, hiring a skilled workers’ compensation attorney can help you not only fight for the full amount of compensation you deserve, but also help you protect your rights and find solutions to issues that occur while filing a workers’ compensation claim. Ultimately, an attorney can guide you through the workers’ compensation process with years of knowledge and experience.
Injured Police Officer Benefits
California employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. This system is between employees and employers where if workers are injured or become ill from job-related conditions and environments, they are entitled to receiving benefits. Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits such as medical care, temporary or permanent disability benefits, job displacement benefits, death benefits and more.
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We Are Here to Fight for You
Workers’ compensation can become a difficult process when trying to receive the benefits and support you deserve. Gaines & Gaines is experienced and dedicated to fighting for our clients. We are proud to put in research and apply years of experience to represent our clients and pursue favorable outcomes for them. Our attorneys have over five decades of combined experience representing employees throughout California and focus on providing client-focused service. At Gaines & Gaines, your story will be heard.