Police, Firefighters And Corrections Officer Injuries

A career in public safety often puts service workers in harm’s way. Police officers, firefighters and corrections workers in the Finger Lakes Region often suffer injuries while working, but just because a job includes some assumed risks does not mean workers don’t deserve compensation when these incidents occur. The Littman & Babiarz law firm in Ithaca, Auburn , Syracuse and Elmira have experience handling workers’ comp and third-party cases while maintaining a neutral buffer between you and your employer.

Working from our Central, New York law offices, our team of personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys has been helping firefighters and law enforcement personnel, including corrections officers, probation officers, youth facility aids and members of the police force, for decades. We understand the risks involved in these unique professions, and know how to interface with your department, benevolent association (PBA or NYSCOPBA), fire fighters association (FFA), union or other collective bargaining organization.

Impacts Of Your Injury

Whether you work with inmates, troubled youth or other high-risk individuals on a daily basis, the risk of severe injury on the job is significant. We can assist workers who have endured assault, violence and trauma such as gunshot and stab wounds. Our personal injury lawyers are well-versed in musculoskeletal injuries, and can advise you regarding injuries sustained from restraint while diffusing fights as well as daily materials and equipment handling. Ask us about how we can handle your claim involving:

  • Heart attacks
  • Burns and fire injuries
  • Smoke inhalation and asphyxiation
  • Vehicle accidents, including fire trucks, police chases and pursuits
  • Explosions

Depending upon the circumstances of your case, our workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys will work with one another to ensure that your case is handled comprehensively. We can assist with questions regarding medical care, third-party suits, retaining your job, vocational rehabilitation and more. You have taken risks protecting the community from harm; allow us to serve you and your family. Call our offices at 607-277-7527 to discuss your options.