Pittsburgh First Responders Premises Liability Accident Lawyers

Skilled Premises Liability Lawyers Dedicated to Providing Assistance to Injured First Responders in Allegheny County, PA

First responders encounter dangerous situations for a living—every day, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and EMT workers put themselves in the line of fire in order to protect the public. Despite extensive training, first responders often suffer injuries themselves when fighting to protect and serve their communities. These injuries can be serious, require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, and will usually render the first responder unable to work and earn a living. Although benefit structures are specifically designed to help these first responders, in many cases, the immediately available compensation may be insufficient to even cover the regular expenses of the injury victim. At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., our Pittsburgh first responders premises liability accident lawyers are dedicated to ensuring our first responders get the compensation that they deserve after sustaining injuries in the line of duty.

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Our full-service law firm has the resources and experience necessary to handle even the most complex of cases, and we are committed to providing first responders with the highest quality legal assistance possible as they recover. Call our offices today to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Compensation Claims for First Responders Injured in the Line of Duty

First responders who are injured while on the job in Pennsylvania may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, whether under the workers’ compensation laws, the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act, or otherwise. Some of the more common ways in which first responders may be injured include:

Injured Executing Your Duties as a First Responder? Personal Injury Lawyers at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. Provide Effective and Smart Legal Counsel

Successfully handling a claim for compensation for injuries suffered by a first responder can require an in-depth understanding of a variety of legal theories. At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., our skilled lawyers have a combined 50-plus years’ worth of experience successfully representing injured clients and have the knowledge necessary to handle the claims of injured first responders, whether recovering compensation depends upon:

Even if your injury was relatively minor, workers’ compensation benefits may initially be denied for any number of reasons, including:

If you have sustained injuries in the line of duty, our skilled personal injury lawyers can help you obtain full and fair compensation for those injuries.

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Pittsburgh First Responders Premises Liability Accident Lawyers

At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we take injuries to the first responders who have dedicated their lives and careers to protecting the public seriously. Call our offices or fill out this online form, to set up a free consultation with our skilled team of personal injury lawyers today. Our office is conveniently located at 3634 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pittsburgh First Responders Premises Liability Accidents

Can workers’ compensation benefits interfere with other types of benefits to which I may be entitled as a first responder?

In some cases, yes. This makes it important to consult with an experienced first responder personal injury lawyer before making any benefit claims, as certain workers’ compensation benefits can prevent you from receiving benefits under the Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act, or even Social Security benefits.

When can a psychological injury, such as PTSD, allow a first responder to recover workers’ compensation benefits?

The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act requires that certain criteria be satisfied before a first responder will be entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits for psychological injuries. In many cases, the advocacy provided by an experienced first responder personal injury lawyer may be necessary to get these types of claims approved. It must be established that the psychological injury was caused by some type of “abnormal working conditions”. What constitutes an abnormal working condition will vary depending upon the type of employment that is involved—meaning that first responders such as firefighters, police officers, and EMTs, who are trained to encounter traumatic situations, may often have a harder time establishing that this requirement is satisfied.



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