New York City firefighters are among the most highly regarded and renowned public employees in the world. There is no doubt that anyone who puts their life on the line in the course of their job deserves the right to be fairly compensated for injuries they suffered in the line of duty. As heroic and selfless workers who defend our safety, firefighters deserve every right to be adequately supported throughout the tough times these injuries can cause. At the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny, we fully support the efforts of "New York's Bravest" and we will do everything in our power to fight for their rights and their family's wellbeing.
If you or a loved one were injured in the line of duty as a firefighter, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you suffered. Our firm can work tirelessly to make sure that firefighters injured on the job will receive the medical procedures and treatment that their injuries require, as well as compensation for any lost wages, future earnings and other damages that can affect the quality of their life and their family's financial stability.
Seeking Compensation as a NYC Firefighter
New York City firefighters are not eligible for workers' compensation. Therefore, in order to gain fair compensation, firefighters can choose from two courses of action: a common law cause of action, and a special statutory cause of action. These rights are explicitly outlined by the General Municipal Law § 205a and General Obligations Law §11-106. There are many extenuating circumstances and factors that can affect both the eligibility for compensation and the amount of monetary damages that can be received.
To make a 205-a claim, firefighters must do the following:
- Identify any statutes which were violated;
- Describe the manner in which the firefighter was injured; and
- Provide facts that prove negligence as the cause of an injury.
As these claims frequently involve a great deal of highly technical legal knowledge, convoluted paperwork and many possible complications, it is highly recommended that you have legal aid when undertaking the personal injury claim process. Our firm has worked with many of New York's firefighters who have been injured in a variety of situations; we always fight aggressively to represent them in court. We will work closely with you and your family to evaluate the situation and collect the necessary facts. We want firefighters to focus on recovering from their injuries, and we will handle all legal matters as they arise.
Representing "New York's Bravest"
The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny is dedicated to helping "New York's Bravest" with any personal injury matter they may be facing. Whether your injuries involved burns, exposure to chemicals, faulty equipment or any other injury suffered while in the course of duty, our New York City injury lawyers will be here to support you and your family with compassion and top-notch legal aid. We always provide our clients with personal numbers and are willing to meet with them or travel to them whenever they need to discuss their case. We pride ourselves on our unparalleled level of commitment to clients and go the extra mile to ensure that our firefighters have the support they deserve.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, you can be confident in our client-focused approach, results-driven work ethic and solid reputation as tough and aggressive litigators. We have worked with many state firefighters and their families over the years and have recovered large sums in compensation for their injuries. In fact, we recently achieved a $12 million verdict on behalf of two courageous firefighters and their families who were tragically killed while combating a fire in a City-owned building with faulty sprinklers. If you would like to set up a free case evaluation to discuss your case or you would like to speak with a qualified attorney from the firm, contact a personal injury attorney in New York City today.