Workers Compensation for Firefighters in Illinois
A firefighter’s job constantly places them in dangerous situations that have the potential to cause serious injuries. Their jobs are to protect and save citizens, often they are required to put their own lives on the line in order to ensure the safety of others in the community. In Illinois, firefighters can file for workers’ comp benefits, with exceptions for firefighters employed by the City of Chicago.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 58,250 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2018. Firefighters were more likely to be injured at fireground operations than other types of duties. In 2018, 22,975 injuries, or 39 percent of all reported firefighter injuries, occurred at the fireground.
If you are a firefighter who has been injured while performing a work duty, let us help you. Our attorneys have experience resolving the common problems associated with workers’ compensation claims for Illinois firefighters.
We take on cases involving a wide range of injuries, which can include:
– Head injuries
– Lung or respiratory disease
– Strain, muscular pain, and sprains
– Orthopedic injuries and broken bones
– Exposure to harmful substances
– Hearing loss
At Krol, Bongiorno & Given, we can help Illinois firefighters get compensated for their injuries. We are prepared to represent you in matters of duty disability claims and in obtaining personal injury awards and settlements from negligent individuals and entities. For immediate help with a work injury case call (312) 726-5567 for a free consultation or contact us online.