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Even first responders need workers’ compensation after accidents

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2019 | workers' compensation |

Part of the duties of Maryland law enforcement is to place themselves at risk. This is a non-negotiable aspect of the job. When people willingly walk into dangerous circumstances, it is unavoidable that accidents will occur and cause injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are in place to help those who have been injured or suffered a condition because of the kind of work they do. This is especially important for law enforcement and other first responders as workers’ compensation can be imperative to make ends meet as they recover after an accident.

An accident involving two motorcycle law enforcement officers sent both to the hospital with injuries. According to the investigation, the officers were taking part in a training exercise designed to prepare to be motorcycle escorts. One of the riders had an issue and was forced to hit the pavement on the bike. The other fell when attempting to avoid the first officer. The officers’ injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

No matter the type of job a worker does, injuries can lead to long-term problems in multiple ways. Personally, the person can face extensive medical care and the costs that go along with it. When thinking about getting back to work, a physical job can be problematic as the injuries suffered in the accident could prevent the person from doing it effectively. It can also take an emotional toll. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover all that the worker has lost and give him or her the time to get better and return to the job. For many, there can be disputes over the workers’ compensation case from its duration to the medical care to if the person is even hurt badly enough to need benefits. Legal help is a must in these cases.

Since two law enforcement officers were injured when they were in a motorcycle accident during a training session, it is wise for them to think about their future and if they need workers’ compensation benefits. Calling a lawyer who specializes in workers’ compensation cases can provide information and guidance on filing a case.

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