Police And Firefighter Injury Lawyer

Manhattan Police & Firefighter Injuries Lawyers

If you are a police officer or firefighter, you understand what it means to work in the face of danger. While facing hazardous conditions could be a part of your daily routine, third parties can increase the likelihood of a serious injury. If you suffered an injury while on the job, you have legal options when it comes to recovering compensation. 

Dansker & Aspromonte understands the important roles that police officers and firefighters play in our communities. Additionally, because we understand the financial ramifications of getting hurt while on the job, we offer our help on a contingency-fee basis. 

We finance all the expenses required to bring your case to completion. You do not owe us any fee unless we recover compensation for you. 

Compensable Damages in Your Police or Firefighter Injury Case

By working as a police officer or firefighter, you assume a certain level of risk. However, when you suffer injuries due to the negligence of other parties, you can pursue compensation from those negligent parties. In some instances, you may even be able to sue The City of New York if your injuries were the result of their negligence in violating a legal standard.

Police officers and firefighters are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. So, if you were injured while on the job, you could recover damages through a personal injury claim or lawsuit in addition to your line-of-duty benefits. 

The responsible negligent party could be a government organization, like the City of New York itself. In other cases, liability could rest on a motorist, property owner, building tenant, or even a co-worker. 

You could be eligible to recover the following types of damages, per the Legal Information Institute (LII)

  • Pain and suffering to account for your physical and emotional injuries 
  • The expenses associated with your necessary medical treatments 
  • Lost income from the time you were unable to work 
  • Loss of future earning capacity if you cannot return to your job 
  • Disability, if your injuries will leave you with a long-term or permanent impairment that impedes your day-to-day living 
  • Loss of pension benefits
  • Future pain and suffering for all permanent physical and emotional injuries

You can call Dansker & Aspromonte today for help determining whether you are entitled to compensation for another’s fault and to recover the maximum compensation for all your physical, emotional, and financial damages.


For a free legal consultation with a police and firefighter injury lawyer in Manhattan, call (646) 692-0204.


The Services Our Legal Team Provides

If you want to recover compensation following a work-related injury, Dansker & Aspromonte is here for you. 

You can expect us to have: 

Knowledge of the Legal Process

Dansker & Aspromonte has been serving injured people since 1988. We are experienced trial lawyers who understand how to file a claim and lawsuit, carefully and thoroughly gather and preserve evidence to fight your claim, negotiate a fair settlement, and, if necessary, take your case to trial to obtain the compensation that you deserve. You do not need to feel intimidated by the legal process with us on your side. 

Consultants Who Can Provide Expert Testimony

In order to ensure a careful and thorough evaluation of your case, our lawyers may consult a wide array of experts to build and prove your claim. Many cases require that we retain accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, economists, and others, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

You do not need to worry about hiring experts on your own — let us do that for you. Their evaluations could provide helpful evidence in proving fault and damages.

A History of Securing Fair Outcomes

Our main goal is to help you recover maximum compensation that is fair and reasonable given the unique facts of your claim. We do not want you to walk away from the process with less than you deserve. Since 1988, we have handled many police and firefighter injury cases, and we understand the unique challenges faced by claimants, as well as the compensation they deserve.

We have secured the following verdicts: 

  • We won $31 million for a 35-year-old police officer who was hit by a New York City Transit Authority vehicle. 
  • We won $3.6 million for a 41-year-old firefighter who got hurt after responding to an emergency. 

We are determined to secure a fair outcome for you and your loved ones. The team at Dansker & Aspromonte is available to help you prove your case and recover the compensation you deserve. 

Examples of Line-of-Duty Injuries

As you consider working with Dansker & Aspromonte, you may have questions about whether your injuries merit compensation. Let our team decide whether you have the right to recover for the injuries and damages that you have sustained in the line of duty. 

Common line-of-duty injuries may include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Paralysis 
  • Loss of a limb
  • Torn ligaments, tendons, or cartilage 
  • Burn and smoke inhalation
  • Permanent scarring

You may even be able to collect compensation if your accident and resulting injuries include mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Dansker & Aspromonte Fights for Police Officers & Firefighters

Life after a serious injury can be very difficult. You could be suffering physically, emotionally, and financially, while wondering if you will ever get back to a sense of normalcy. 

By calling our experienced and dedicated team of lawyers, you can take the first step toward securing compensation for your injury-related damages. Don’t delay in speaking to a lawyer since there are deadlines that limit your rights. 

As explained by the American Bar Association, there is a statute of limitations and notice of claim filing requirement that significantly limits how long you have to file a claim and pursue a personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to file your claim by these deadlines, you can be prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve.


Remember that during this challenging time, the Manhattan police and firefighter injuries lawyers from Dansker & Aspromonte are available to help you. To learn more about your potential financial recovery options, call (646) 692-0204 for a free case evaluation.


Focused on Your Recovery

    • Brain Damaged Child $50 Million

      Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.

    • Car Accident $31 Million

      A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.

    • Sanitation Worker Truck Injury $21.5 Million

      This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.

    • Woman Struck By Truck $10.3 Million

      A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.

    • Smoke Inhalation $8 Million

      Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.

    • Head Injury $7.8 Million

      This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.

    • Serious Injuries $6.6 Million

      This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.

    • Serious Injuries $6.25 Million

      A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.

Handle Your Case With Confidence Work With Dansker & Aspromonte Today

Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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