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Pittsburgh Police & Firefighter Injury Lawyer

Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Police Officers and Firefighters Injured in the Line of Duty in Pittsburgh, PA

As a police officer or firefighter, you take seriously your duty to protect and serve the members of your community. Unfortunately, police or firefighter work carries with it the risk of serious, possibly life-threatening injury from any number of causes. If you or a loved one are a police officer or firefighter injured on the job in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to compensation and other benefits for your injuries and the damages that you may incur as a result of your injuries.

If you are facing difficulties getting the financial compensation and benefits you deserve after being injured in the line of duty as a police officer or firefighter, let the Pittsburgh attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. fight to get you the recovery you need. Our attorneys bring over 50 years of legal experience to every single case. We have the experience to handle clients’ cases involving any kind of injury. We know that being injured in the line of duty can upend your life in an instant. That is why we work tirelessly to help you recover from your injuries so that you can get back to your normal life.

If you or a family member have suffered a police or firefighter injury in Pittsburgh, contact our firm today to schedule a free case review to discuss your rights and options and to learn more about how our firm can help ensure you receive a full recovery.

Examples of Injuries Suffered by Police Officers and Firefighters

Police officers and firefighters face the risk of serious injury or even death each day they report for work. Officers and firefighters are at risk from injury due to all sorts of dangerous accidents and incidents, including slip and falls, fires, motor vehicle accidents, exposure to disease and toxic chemicals, and attacks by people or animals. Injuries commonly suffered by police officers and firefighters in Pittsburgh include:

As a police officer or firefighter, you put your life on the line every day to protect and serve your community. If you’ve suffered one of the above injuries or another injury in the line of duty, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries and damages. Let the attorneys of Goodrich & Geist work tirelessly on your behalf to help you and your family. 

Goodrich & Geist Helps Injured Police Officers and Firefighters Obtain the Compensation and Benefits They Deserve

A police officer or firefighter injured in the line of duty may be entitled to various benefits and forms of compensation for his or her injuries. At a minimum, an officer or firefighter may be entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits, which provides for medical treatment and disability benefits. Police officers and firefighters in Pennsylvania, depending on their injuries, may be entitled to enhanced wage replacement benefits under the state’s Heart and Lung Act.

When you hire Goodrich & Geist to represent you following a police & firefighter injury, our attorneys leave no stone unturned to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of your injuries, you may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim against a third party at fault for your injuries, such as a manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment, or a negligent driver that hits you in a motor vehicle accident. Our goal is to develop a legal strategy that ensures you receive the greatest amount of financial recovery that is possible under the circumstances of your case. Let us help you evaluate your rights and options and get to work making sure that you obtain a full financial recovery for the injuries you have suffered in the line of duty.

Contact Us Today to Schedule an Initial Case Review to Learn More about Your Rights and Options

If you are a police officer or firefighter in Pittsburgh who has been injured in the line of duty, you may be entitled to compensation and other benefits for your injuries. Let an experienced police & firefighter injury attorney help you understand your rights and options. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Goodrich & Geist today to speak with one of our experienced, knowledgeable attorneys and discuss how we can help you maximize the benefits you receive for your injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions about Police and Firefighter Injuries in Pittsburgh, PA

FAQ: What benefits are available to an injured police officer or firefighter?

Workers who are injured in the course of their employment duties are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In recognition of the risks of police or firefighting work, officers and firefighters are entitled to a unique workers’ compensation benefit in Pennsylvania known as the Heart and Lung Act, which pays an injured police officer or firefighter 100 percent of their regular salary, tax-free, as opposed to two-thirds regular salary available under normal workers’ compensation. Eligibility for Heart and Lung Act benefits is stricter than standard workers’ compensation benefits, and the Heart and Lung Act is only meant for temporary injuries.

FAQ: Can I file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who injured me?

Generally speaking, an injured police officer or firefighter may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against a person or entity (other than their employer) who bears responsibility for the officer’s or firefighter’s injury, such as if an officer is assaulted by a suspect, or if a firefighter is injured by defective equipment. However, any recovery the officer or firefighter receives in a personal injury suit may be used to reimburse his or her employer for any workers’ compensation or Heart and Lung Act benefits paid.

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