Illinois Firefighter Workers Compensation Attorneys

Categories: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law. | November 27, 2023

Firefighters put their bodies and their lives on the line every day to keep the rest of society safe. Firefighting is, to put it mildly, a dangerous profession. In 2018, more than 58,000 firefighters were injured in the line of duty across the United States.

Firefighters who are injured on-the-job in Illinois are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, with exceptions for firefighters employed by the City of Chicago. These benefits provide medical, temporary disability, permanent disability and death benefits. Since firefighting is a particularly dangerous occupation with known risks, the workers’ compensation rules that apply to Illinois firefighters are often tailored to these risks and the special needs firefighters have when an injury occurs.

Firefighters can seek compensation for a variety of workplace maladies, including, but not limited to:

– Lung damage caused by smoke inhalation
– Burns
– Fractures
– Cancer
– Heart conditions
– Muscle tears and strains
– Tuberculosis
– Pneumonia
– Death

If you are a firefighter injured on the job in Illinois, let us help you. Our attorneys have experience resolving the common problems associated with workers’ compensation claims for Illinois firefighters. At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we understand that many families depend on the income of injured firefighters, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured Illinois firefighters. For immediate help with a work injury case call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.