New York Police and Firefighter Accident Attorneys

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.