PA Workers’ Compensation For Police Officers
Law enforcement officers serve to protect us every day, and it is our duty to serve them when their protections fall short. We are experienced attorneys with 16 offices across Pennsylvania. Our offices are strategically placed so that any person in need of legal help will get the justice they are seeking. We fight persuasively for the rights of workers in the full range of industries and occupations, and we advocate for their maximum compensation in challenging situations. We are prepared to bring appeals against employers and insurance carriers that move to deny or reduce your compensation.
Who Protects The Police?
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we understand that police officers, just like any other worker in the state, can sustain work-related injuries in a variety of situations, including work in the office, on patrol, in training and a number of other duties. However, some duties require officers to risk their personal and mental safety or their lives every day. Dangerous activities and regular duties are often covered by Heart and Lung benefits or Injured on Duty (IOD) benefits, but in certain situations, these claims can be denied or workers’ compensation benefits might provide better recovery.
Our attorneys can represent workers in any field who suffered injury or illness during the scope of employment. Some of the people we frequently work with are airline industry workers, carpenters, government employees, construction workers, police officers and employees from almost every industry. We even provide representation for union employees and individuals laid off from work.
The Right Compensation For Your Situation
Initial claims are often denied or benefits are not provided in full. Police officers can choose to pursue the compensation that provides them the coverage necessary for their particular injury and circumstances. A serious injury can significantly alter your career or even disable you to an extent that you can no longer work.
Aside from obtaining a physical injury on the job, police offers have been noted to have increasing cases of mental illnesses. Stress being the leading cause of these cases. A recent study has concluded that the stress police officers experience on the job can result in lack of sleep, cancer, and numerous diseases.
Repetitive stress injuries are another type of injury that can be covered under workers’ compensation benefits for police officers. This type of injury involves pain or discomfort felt in muscles, tendons, and nerves that are overused or damaged due to the amount of use such areas incur from the duties performed on the job.
We understand that injuries can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. No matter how careful one is, injuries are uncontrollable. That’s why we are here to help make the uncontrollable, more controllable.
Our attorneys have extensive experience appealing denied claims in a range of police officer injury situations, and we can help you fully vet your options. Since 1936, our law firm has been serving workers throughout Pennsylvania. We have handled tens of thousands of cases and won tens of millions of dollars for our clients with thorough investigations, diligent preparation, and aggressive representation.
Get Help From An Experienced Lawyer
Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo proudly supports all police officers, who risk their lives every day to keep the public safe from harm and danger. The Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) is just one of the local departments that we will proudly represent, no matter the size or complexity of the case. If you are an injured police officer, you will need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney like the ones at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo. Call us today at 800-952-9640.