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Ellicott City Police Officer Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you know is a police officer, you know that the line of work is inherently dangerous. Police officers help instill law and order in neighborhoods, so they frequently come across people who are breaking the law.

Criminals are often violent, so police officers always have to be quick on their feet and prepared for the worst-case scenario. Will they get assaulted? Will they get shot at or stabbed? Indeed, serious injury or even death is a possibility every day a police officer is out in the field.

Police officers face unique situations that the average worker does not have to deal with. They must be able to effectively handle violence involving firearms and drugs. Police officers have to restrain people and deal with medical emergencies. They may even have to deal with stressful situations such as car accidents, ambushes, and hostage situations. They have to do all this with limited staff and resources, which can make things even more challenging.

An injury or illness can cause a police officer to take days off work. They may also need work restrictions or be forced to transfer to another position within the force.

Fortunately, Maryland has workers’ compensation laws in place to protect police officers and ensure they receive fair compensation following a workplace injury. See how the Ellicott City police officer injury lawyer from Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC can assist you.

Workers’ Compensation Laws for Police Officers

Police officers qualify for benefits under Maryland’s state workers’ compensation system. If you’re injured or become ill in connection with your job, you should be able to file a workers’ comp claim with the insurance company that provides coverage for your unit. You don’t need to prove fault. You may be eligible to receive such benefits as:

  • The costs of medical care.
  • Wage replacement for the time you’re out of work.
  • Workers’ compensation disability for partial and total disability, on a permanent or temporary basis.

As a police officer, you’re considered a “public safety employee” under Maryland law. As such, you have two key advantages for the services you provide:

  1. If you suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, and other ailments, there’s a legal presumption that the condition is occupational in nature. This makes it easier to get workers’ compensation.
  2. You may qualify for a higher amount of disability benefits than workers in the private sector.

Contact the Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC Today

Police officers face many dangers every day they are on duty. An injury can be debilitating, forcing an officer to get out of the police force for good.

The Ellicott City police officers workers’ compensation lawyers at The Law Offices of Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC have decades of experience helping officers understand their legal rights and remedies. Get started today with a free consultation. Give us a call at (410) 766-7630.

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