Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, particularly in areas such as Southern California where brushfires are extremely common. If a firefighter is injured during the line of duty, he or she is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits are used to help them pay for medical bills, partial lost wages, disability benefits, and death benefits if the firefighter’s injury is fatal.
If you or a loved one was injured in the performance of firefighting duties, make sure to call our skilled Orange County workers’ compensation lawyers as soon as possible. Humphrey & Associates is a highly regarded law firm dedicated to helping the victims if accidents get compensation for their injuries.
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In California, any firefighter may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if he or she is an apprentice or a volunteer. Part-time and full-time firefighters are also entitled to these benefits. Injuries suffered while actively fighting a fire and injuries suffered during other on-the-job activities are covered by these benefits. If a firefighter experiences long-term damage, such as cancer from exposure to carcinogens, workers’ compensation will cover that condition as well.
Most firefighters are public employees, so they aren’t necessarily entitled to apply for federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) coverage. However, firefighters are still covered by California’s state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OHSA). Fire departments are obligated to follow Cal/OSHA regulations to protect their employees from known risks. If they have failed to do so, these violations can be reported anonymously.
If you need help applying for workers’ compensation, or your claim has been denied, contact our experienced Orange County firefighter injuries attorneys about your case. Humphrey & Associates takes pride in our dedication and devotion to client service, and we have won hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people we have helped in the past. Let us see what we can do for you.
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