It goes without saying that anyone can suffer an on-the-job injury. It doesn't matter who you are, there is a chance that this could happen at some point.
Those who work in public safety face greater dangers on a daily basis. While these people love their job, they realize one thing: It is extremely dangerous at times.
Some of the most common professions within the public safety space include police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and EMTs.
Public safety workers face a variety of hazards on a daily basis, including but not limited to:
-- Falls from heights
-- Burn injuries
-- Smoke inhalation
-- Gunshot and stab wounds
Along with the above, people who work in these professions are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic event. This can make it more difficult, or even impossible, for the person to return to work in the near future.
At our law firm, we realize that public safety workers are faced with a variety of challenges. This is definitely the case when one of these people is injured on the job. Fortunately, there are steps these workers can take, such as filing a workers' compensation claim.
If you or a loved one is a public safety worker who was recently injured on the job, it's a must to do whatever you can to protect your health and well-being. In the event of an accident that causes injury, it's time to turn your attention to your legal rights. For many, this means receiving workers' compensation benefits.