Firefighters rush into dangerous places while others rush out. The work you do every day can result in a serious injury that keeps you off the job for months or years. It may even result in permanent disability.
At Tillman & Associates in Atlanta, our lawyers are here to help you obtain the benefits you deserve from Georgia workers’ compensation. Our lawyers represent firefighters and other public safety workers throughout Georgia. We also represent family members of firefighters who lose their lives. For a free attorney consultation, call 404-315-0000 or 800-743-3994.
Helping Firefighters Obtain Proper Compensation
Few people face the same risks firefighters face every day. Some common injuries include:
- Severe burns
- Injuries from falls
- Injuries from smoke inhalation
- Occupational diseases such as firefighters’ lung disease
- Musculoskeletal disorders from physical exertion
- Back injuries from carrying people
- Stress injuries
We help injured firefighters navigate the Georgia workers’ compensation system. If you suffer total disability from your injury, we can help you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance.
Understanding The Firefighter’s Rule
As an injured firefighter, workers’ compensation may be your only recourse for an on-the-job injury. The Firefigher’s Rule is a law in Georgia and other states that a public safety officer may not file a claim arising from the situation he or she was responding to. The logic of the law is that police officers and firefighters and others know that their jobs are dangerous, and they accept the risks. Whether you agree with this law or not, it illustrates how important workers’ compensation is.
When negligence of a third party is clearly at fault for your injury, you may have the option to file a third-party liability suit. Tillman & Associates will review your case and explore all of your legal options.