Firefighter Injuries & Accidents
Southern Illinois Workers’ Comp Lawyers for Firefighter Claims
As a firefighter, you are among the bravest who risk health and wellbeing each day to protect others from a variety of disasters and dangers. If you get hurt on the job, then you should be given the benefits you need to recover. But this is not always the case. Insurance companies are always looking for ways to cut costs, which might mean denying, delaying, or undervaluing a firefighter’s workers’ compensation claim.
If you are ever hurt in your line of duty as a firefighter in Illinois, come to Sam C. Mitchell & Associates for compassionate representation from workers’ comp attorneys who really do care about you, your family, and your future. We will handle your claim as if we were representing ourselves, doing all we can to secure every bit of workers’ comp benefits you need and deserve.
Our workers’ comp lawyers can help you with:
- Understanding your workers’ compensation benefits
- Preparing and filing your initial claim
- Responding to inquiries from the insurer
- Challenging denials
Call (618) 505-1660 to speak with our team about filing for workers’ comp today!
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Firefighters
As a firefighter, you probably get workers’ compensation benefits from an insurer that is working with your local government municipality or county. This might seem complicated at first, and you may even be told that your coverage is much different from the average occupation, but this is not true. In general, you should be able to enjoy the same benefits as others who are provided workers’ comp benefits after a work-related accident.
Benefits you may be able to get from workers’ comp as an Illinois firefighter include:
- A portion of your regular wages after missing several days of work
- Cost of all necessary medical care
- Reimbursement for travel to medical appointments, if far
- Potential long-term disability benefits if injuries are permanent
Keep in mind that you likely lose the benefit of filing a personal injury claim against your employer if you file for workers’ compensation benefits. This is the typical trade-off of workers’ comp. However, if egregious or illegal wrongdoing led to your severe injury, a third party claim might be pursuable in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.
To get to the bottom of your firefighters’ workers’ comp claim and options, call (618) 505-1660 and connect with the attorneys of Sam C. Mitchell & Associates.