Jackson Police Officer Injury Attorney
Workers’ Compensation & Benefits for Law Enforcement Officers
Every day, police officers face serious risks on the job. It is not surprising, therefore, that law enforcement officials have some of the highest rates of work-related injury, occupational illness, and death across all industries.
When it comes to recovering for medical expenses, lost income, and other damages resulting from a work-related injury or medical condition, law enforcement officers have several options. They may be entitled to workers’ compensation, lump-sum payments under the Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act, or benefits via the Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters Disability Benefits Trust Fund.
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we represent police officers and other law enforcement officials who have been injured in the line of duty, as well as those who suffer work-related medical conditions. We recognize that law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every single day, and we believe that they deserve compensatory benefits when they are injured in the course of their work. In addition to representing injured law enforcement officials in filing claims and seeking benefits, we also represent surviving spouses, children, and other family members of those who lose their lives in the line of duty.
Types of Law Enforcement Officials We Help
Our firm is proud to represent all types of law enforcement officials who have been injured on duty or who have suffered work-related injuries, illnesses, or medical conditions.
Some of our law enforcement workers’ compensation clients include:
- Uniformed officers
- State police
- Highway patrol officers
- Crime scene investigators
- Special jurisdiction officers
- Fish and game wardens
We understand the many unique challenges law enforcement officials of all types face when navigating the workers’ compensation system, as well as other avenues of compensation. Our Jackson police officer workers’ compensation lawyers have extensive experience in this area of law and are ready to provide the dedicated representation you need to maximize your recovery.
Benefits for Injured Police Officers in Mississippi
Depending on the specific details of your situation, you could be entitled to several forms of compensation after a work-related accident or injury.
These benefits may include:
- Medical Benefits: Intended to assist with the cost of medical treatments and care resulting from an on-the-job injury or illness, these benefits pay for all necessary and reasonable medical expenses required to treat your condition.
- Wage Replacement: Wage replacement benefits provide compensation for a portion of your missed wages/income while you are unable to work. To qualify for these benefits, you must meet the appropriate definition of being “disabled,” whether partially or totally.
- Vocational Rehabilitation: Some injured individuals may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits. These benefits help offset costs associated with job retraining and re-entry into the workforce when an individual cannot return to his or her past employment.
Additionally, eligible surviving loved ones, including spouses and children, may qualify for death benefits when a family member dies in the line of duty or due to a work-related medical condition.
While workers’ compensation may be available in some situations, injured law enforcement officers may also have additional options for recovering compensation after a work-related injury or illness. These include benefits provided under the Mississippi First Responders Health and Safety Act, which grants lump-sum payments and/or wage replacement to eligible first responders (including most police officers and firefighters) who are diagnosed with certain forms of cancer. Other available benefits may include compensation via the Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters Disability Benefits Trust Fund, which provides relief to active-duty officers who are injured in the line of duty, whether intentionally or accidentally, in a single incident.
Contact ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP for Help with Your Benefits
Law enforcement officials should not have to worry about paying for medical expenses and making up for lost income when they are put out of work due to a job-related injury or illness. At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, our Jackson police officer injury lawyers are here to guide you through the process of seeking fair benefits. We understand the various options available to you and can walk you through possible avenues of compensation, as well as which option may be best for your unique situation. We recognize that no two cases are exactly alike, which is why we tailor our legal services to meet the unique needs of each individual client.
When you choose ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, you get an entire team of experienced, professional attorneys advocating for you. We are known for our aggressive approach to negotiation and litigation, and we have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Allow our team to handle the legal details of your claim while you focus on healing and moving forward.