Our police officers and firefighters put their lives on the line when they serve and protect our communities. When an officer or firefighter gets hurt on the job due to the fault of another, they deserve compensation to cover their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. With the help of a New York police and firefighter injuries lawyer from our firm, you can file a claim or lawsuit against the liable party to recover compensation for your injuries.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we are committed to helping our injured police officers and firefighters get the money they need after they are injured. Even though police and firefighters are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, they are still entitled to bring a lawsuit against the negligent parties including The City of New York.
You Have Legal Options if You Were Hurt in the Line of Duty
When you suffer a line-of-duty injury, you cannot file for workers’ compensation the way you would if you worked for a private business. Instead, you can obtain benefits including lost earnings from The City of New York by filing a line-of-duty injury claim.
In addition to recovering line of duty benefits, you also have the right to bring a claim against a third party if they were negligent in causing your injuries and damages.
Although there is an assumed risk in being a police officer or firefighter, that does not mean that you give up your rights when you take on your job. In certain instances, you may have the right to sue at-fault third parties and your employer for negligence if your injury was due to a violation of a statute, rule, or regulation.
Compensable Damages for Line-of-Duty Injuries
Based upon the particular facts in your case, you may be entitled to recover damages from your employer or a third party. The Legal Information Institute (LII) defines damages as the economic and non-economic effects that you have suffered due to your accident.
With the help of your New York police and firefighter injuries lawyer from our firm, you can seek to recover some of the following damages for your line-of-duty injuries:
Economic damages are meant to compensate you for your injuries’ financial losses.
Some of the following losses fall under this category:
- Doctors’ visits
- Hospital stays
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Specialist appointments
- Loss of pension benefits
- All out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries
- Future economic losses
The experienced and dedicated lawyers at our firm will perform a careful and thorough investigation of your accident which gathers and preserves evidence of your damages. We will use this evidence to demand maximum compensation.
Often the most significant part of any claim for damages following a line of duty injury includes non-economic damages. These damages include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Future pain and suffering
Depending on your circumstances, you could be eligible to recover compensation for other damages not included here.
You Can Trust Dansker & Aspromonte Associates to Fight for Your Rights
Since 1988, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has been fighting for the best possible outcomes on behalf of our injured clients. We serve people in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.
We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients–– including millions for injured police and firefighters.
Past Line of Duty Injury Cases
Our track record speaks for itself. We won $31 million for a 35-year-old New York City police officer who was injured in a car accident. The officer was a passenger in a police car that was on its way to an emergency with lights and sirens on when it was struck by the other vehicle in an intersection.
Our team of personal injury attorneys took her case, investigated the accident, started a lawsuit, and recovered compensation for her losses. Let us use this experience and our outside-the-box thinking to take on your case.
Call the Attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today for your free consultation and to learn more about how a New York police and firefighter injuries lawyer from our firm can fight for you. Your time to file a lawsuit may be limited, so time is of the essence. Call us today. If we accept your case, you pay us nothing upfront.