New York's finest deserve the finest law representation after putting their lives on the line every day. The attorneys at Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP are committed to ensuring that our public servants get the financial compensation after suffering injuries on the job. If your loved one was a firefighter or police officer who was victim of a wrongful death resulting from a work-related injury, we can help guide you through your difficult time.
Contact us today online or at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York police and firefighter accidents law firm.
Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP can assist when a firefighter or police officer is injured while on duty and suffering from the following:
- Gunshot wounds
- Severe burns
- Smoke inhalation
- Head injuries
- Statutory violations
- Back and spinal cord injuries
The law acknowledges recovered financial compensation for injured firefighters (General Municipal Law Section 205-a) and police officers (General Municipal Law Section 207-c), including lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, as well as worker's compensation.
General Municipal Law 205-a provides an injured firefighter with a cause of action to recover damages from any person who, at the time of injury, is guilty of the negligent or willful failure to comply with a statute, ordinance, rule, etc. The firefighter is permitted to recover a sum greater than $10,000, and in the case of death a sum greater than $40,000.
General Municipal Law 207-c provides an injured police officer with the right to recover from his jurisdiction, municipality or state for injuries caused by a third person. Pursuant to subsection (6), the municipality has a cause of action against the third person for reimbursement or any salary, wages, medical treatment and/or hospital care.
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If you are facing a legal problem in one of our practice areas, please contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability law firm. Our law office is conveniently located in a brownstone in Midtown Manhattan located at 113 East 37th Street.