Santa Ana Firefighter Injuries Attorney
Let Us Help You Seek Compensation for Your Injury
Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Not only are they exposed to dangerous flames, but an enormous amount of carcinogens released from things such as burning buildings. However, when a firefighter is injured, he or she is entitled to claim workers' compensation benefits. These can help pay for medical bills, temporary and permanent disability benefits, partial lost wages, and death benefits if the employee’s injuries are fatal.
If you need help filing for workers’ compensation or your application was denied, let us help. Our skilled workers’ comp lawyers in Santa Ana are dedicated to providing hands-on service for injured workers. We have more than 50 years of legal experience to offer you.
What Workers’ Comp Covers
California law provides workers’ compensation benefits for all firefighters, even apprentices and volunteers. Likewise, both part-time and full-time employees are entitled to these benefits. The insurance will cover both injuries suffered while actively fighting a fire and those incurred during other on-the-job activities, such as office duties or training exercises. Likewise, it can include illnesses caused by work conditions, such as the development of blood borne diseases contracted while giving first aid to accident or fire victims.
Injuries covered by workers’ comp can include the following:
- Broken bones
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Heart conditions
Most firefighters are public employees, so they might not be eligible for workers’ comp under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. However, they are still protected by California’s state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). All fire departments have the responsibility to follow Cal/OSHA regulations to protect the safety and health of all employees, volunteers, and apprentices. Any firefighter who notices safety violations at work has the right to report these violations anonymously to Cal/OHSA without fear of experiencing termination or other discriminatory acts by their employers.
Contact Our Skilled Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one was injured performing duties as a firefighter, don’t hesitate to call us. Ufkes & Bright has a rich history of success in achieving substantial settlements for our clients. Let us take a look at your case and offer you knowledgeable and trustworthy legal advice to determine what your best course of action is in your case.
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