Paramedics and firefighters regularly enter dangerous situations as part of their jobs. As an EMT or firefighter, you are trained to handle hazardous problems, but accidents happen. If you have been injured on the job, you are entitled to medical treatment and partial wages while you recover.
The harder you work, the harder it is to stay off the job while you recover from an injury. But following prescribed medical treatment and taking the time to heal should be a top priority. If your employer or insurance carrier tries to pressure you into returning to work too quickly, talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer about your rights.
It is difficult for firefighters and emergency medical technicians to let an injury slow them down, but your long-term health and ability to work may be at stake. At the Eley Law Firm in Denver, we are always on the side of workers. We have protected the rights of workers throughout Colorado for more than 30 years.
Firefighters work in a wet, slippery environment where it is easy to fall and get hurt. Floors and roofs collapse around them. Injuries can happen.
Smoke inhalation, falls from the backs of trucks and other accidents can require extensive medical treatment and time away from work.
Fault is not an issue in workers’ compensation. You do not have to prove how the accident happened. You only have to prove you were injured at work.
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At our law firm, we have an understanding of all types of injuries and what it takes to heal. Call our office at 303-785-2828 for a free case evaluation. You may also fill out the email form on the Contact page, and a representative from our office will be in touch with you shortly.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your case.