When civilians suffer injuries on the job, they can usually recover compensation through their employers’ workers’ compensation insurance. Police officers and firefighters, however, are not afforded this benefit but instead may receive line of duty benefits and may also recover compensation for their injuries and damages by filing claims or lawsuits against any negligent party including their employer.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we have been fighting for police officers and firefighters since 1988. The managing partner at our law firm, Salvatore Aspromonte, serves as Chief Counsel to the Tri-State Law Enforcement Foundation. This organization provides support to law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Our team of attorneys would be proud to help you with your claim or lawsuit.
Compensation for Police Officers and Firefighters After Getting Hurt in the Line of Duty
The value of your case will depend upon the extent of your injuries and other facts and circumstances that are unique. We pride ourselves on rendering services that meet your case’s needs. Once you retain us to fight for you, we will conduct a careful investigation of your claim, identify and secure all evidence and negotiate with those responsible for your injuries.
It is important to determine the extent of your injuries and damages that you have suffered in order to seek fair compensation. We will evaluate the injuries and damages that you have suffered by obtaining all of your medical and treatment records, speak with your doctors, retain medical experts and discuss your injuries with family and friends, if necessary.
Our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family, and that often means representing you in court to obtain the compensation that you are entitled to.
If the evidence shows that your injuries were the result of another’s fault, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Ongoing disabilities
- Permanent disfigurement
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Medical expenses
- Loss of pension benefits
If you retain the lawyers from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we can help you understand more about what specific damages you may be eligible to recover.
We Provide an Array of Legal Services to Our Injured Clients
Our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family, and we will build a strong claim for you based upon the evidence we gather.
While our specific services will depend on the needs of your situation, you can expect your lawyer from our firm to do the following:
- Document your accident and injuries
- Identify any witnesses who may help us prove your claims
- Gather and preserve evidence of fault
- Identify the at-fault and liable parties
- Negotiate with the liable insurer
- Retain the services of experts on fault and medical injuries
- Calculate the value of your damages
- Demonstrate that your injuries were caused by negligence
- File your claim and lawsuit
- Prepare your case for presentation before a jury at trial in court
You can call us today to learn more about how our team can help you pursue financial recovery.
We Have Recovered Over $500 Million for Injured People
We have successfully fought for numerous law enforcement officials and firefighters over the years.
Here are two examples of our legal services in action:
We Recovered $31 Million for an Injured Police Officer
A New York City police officer was severely injured on her way to a crime scene. The police car she was in crossed an intersection with its sirens on, but was struck by another vehicle that did not have the right-of-way. In the end, the police officer was awarded $31 million for her physical, emotional, and financial damages.
We Secured $3.6 Million for an Injured Firefighter
We were able to get a $3.6 million settlement for a firefighter who was not properly treated for his injuries in the line of duty. His injuries started off as relatively minor. However, due to the subpar medical treatment he received, his condition worsened, and he suffered a life-changing injury to his heart.
These are only some of the cases that we have resolved for our clients. We are ready to put the same amount of work, dedication, and commitment into your case as well. You can call us today to learn more about the other types of cases we have handled.
Examples of Situations that Can Lead to Injuries in the Line of Duty
While some injuries fall within the scope of a first responder’s job, other injuries are the direct result of another party’s negligence that could have been avoided.
Some causes of injuries in the line of duty include:
- Being struck by a reckless, distracted, or intoxicated driver while responding to another call
- Tripping on broken cement while entering or leaving the scene of a crime
- Becoming injured on a premises because the property owner did not properly maintain an area
- Being struck by a falling object while responding to a construction site incident
- Being burned or suffering smoke inhalation while attempting to put out a fire due to the negligence of the property owner
There are a wide variety of other situations in which you could have gotten hurt. Call us to discuss the circumstances of your line of duty injury.
We Fight for First Responders in Staten Island
Here at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we are proud to serve police officers and firefighters in Staten Island, but our services do not stop there. We fight for victims all over the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Suffolk County, and Nassau County.
Our Staten Island police and firefighter injuries lawyers are here to offer guidance. We want to fight for your rights so you can receive the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured on the job, don’t delay speaking with a lawyer.
As the American Bar Association warns, you have a limited time to bring a claim to pursue compensation for your losses through a lawsuit. In some cases, you may only have a few months to take action. If you fail to bring a claim by the deadline, you could be forever prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve.
To learn more about your legal options today, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929.