Police Officer Injuries
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Since 1964, Ufkes & Bright has provided aggressive representation to injured workers in Southern California. Police officers put themselves in harm’s way every day, and they may suffer significant injuries as a result of the violent and hazardous nature of their job. At our firm, we are honored to represent those who serve in the police department. Our Santa Ana workers’ compensation lawyers are backed by a track record of success, and we have a detailed knowledge of federal and state laws regarding workers’ compensation. If you have been injured on the job as a police officer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team to learn your options for pursuing workers’ comp benefits.
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Police Officers Could Suffer Serious Injures at Work
Police officers are at high risk of injuries due to the nature of their job. They must often deal with violent criminals or participate in high-speed car pursuits. Furthermore, handling knives, guns, needles, and other weapons is a normal part of their job. With such dangerous working conditions, police officers could suffer severe injuries.
Hazardous working conditions police officers face on a daily basis include:
- Animal attacks
- Car accidents
- Explosions or fires
- Assault and battery
- Toxic exposure
- Slip or trip and fall incidents
Common injuries police officers may suffer include broken or fractured bones, lacerations, burns, repetitive strain injuries, gunshot wounds, internal hemorrhaging, traumatic brain injuries, partial or complete paralysis, spinal cord trauma, whiplash, and soft tissue injuries. Muscle sprains or strains could also occur from overexertion. Shoulder injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, and back or neck strain could cause you to be unable to work for weeks or even months.
Pursue Workers’ Comp Benefits for an On-the-Job Injury
If you have suffered an injury while performing job duties, you may be able to receive a variety of damages in a workers’ compensation claim. These include compensation for all medical bills, travel expenses to and from doctor’s appointments, lost wages, disability, and other economic damages.
If you have been injured at work, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible. You may need to provide evidence to show that your injury occurred during the course of your work-related duties. Evidence could include witness statements, time charts, employment records, and other documentation. Our Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorneys will discuss your options and walk you through the process. Furthermore, if the insurance company or your police department disputes your claim, our legal team will work tirelessly to build your case and represent you from start to finish.
Ufkes & Bright Has a Legacy of Serving Injured Workers Since 1964
At Ufkes & Bright, we have more than 50 years of experience representing clients in Southern California. We understand that a workplace injury can lead to financial strain for you and your family. With our compassionate Santa Ana workers’ compensation lawyers, you can receive the aggressive representation you need as you pursue financial relief. We will answer your questions, help you file the correct paperwork, and walk you through the legal process. Our legal team is proud to represent those who faithfully serve our community in the police department.
Ready to discuss your case? Contact us today to receive a free consultation with a member of our team.