Chicago Police/Firefighter Injury Attorneys
Proudly Representing Chicago's First Responders
Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders are widely considered heroes for undertaking the kind of work that they do. Unfortunately, they aren't always treated as such when they become seriously injured on the job. If you work for the Chicago Fire Department or Police Department, contact Morici, Longo & Associates. We'll treat you like the hero you are.
Our Chicago police and firefighter injury lawyers represent the brave men and women who serve as first responders, putting their lives on the line for public safety. We're committed to your cause.
Injured in the Line of Duty? We're Here for You.
We represent police department officers, firefighters, and other first responders in Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, and Kane County who are injured on the job. We are prepared to represent you in matters of workers' compensation, duty disability claims, PEDA & PSEBA claims, and in obtaining personal injury awards and settlements from negligent individuals and entities.
Our team takes on cases involving:
- Gunshot wounds
- Severe burns and smoke inhalation
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Mental strain and fatigue
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Exposure to harmful substances
- Overexertion injuries
- Hearing loss
Even if you do not see your injury listed here, we may still be able to help. We recognize that police, fire, and other emergency personnel may be exposed to any of a number of hazards while performing their job duties. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your injury or its cause, we can offer experienced guidance to determine potential sources of compensation or benefits.
We're Personally Invested in Your Case
At Morici, Longo & Associates, our Chicago police injury attorneys never forget the important services first responders provide. Some of our lawyers have worked as police officers, Cook County state's attorneys, and assistant Illinois attorneys general, or have fathers and other relatives who have served as police officers and officers on suburban police departments.
We're personally and professionally invested in our clients' cases and will use all of the many tools and resources at our disposal to seek the best possible outcome - no matter the odds.
Benefits for Injured Police & Firefighters
If you are a police officer, firefighter, or other first responder and were injured on the job, we can help you seek benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (ILWCA), the Public Employees Disability Act (PEDA), the Public Safety Employee Disability Act (PSEBA), and under police and firefighter pension codes. Our familiarity with all possible sources of benefits will serve you well in your time of need.
It is important to note that occupational diseases and work-related illnesses are also covered by workers' compensation. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and Occupational Diseases Act enable such workers to not only obtain workers' compensation for typical physical injuries, but also for specific work-related illnesses such as respiratory disease, hypertension, heart disease/vascular disease, cancer, hearing loss, hernia, and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
No matter your pathway to benefits, or the extent or type of injuries or illness you have experienced, you can count on our team at our Chicago law firm to have the insight and guidance you need.
Third-Party Liability for First Responder Injuries
If your injuries were serious and caused by negligence, we can also represent you in a third-party injury claims involving a non-employer - such as a property owner or product manufacturer - who may have played a role in causing your on-the-job injury. Cases such as these can open the door to additional compensation for all lost wages, loss of future earnings, emotional trauma, and more.
Here are some examples of situations in which we can help:
- A Chicago firefighter who falls from a height due to a defective ladder on a fire engine.
- A police officer injured by a defective gun that explodes during a weapon's qualification.
- A public utilities worker who suffers electrical burns due to a failure of safety equipment.
- A traffic officer who is assaulted in a store parking lot.
- A public health worker who contracts a serious disease after exposure to a pathogen.
- A Chicago city worker injured on an unsafe work site.
- An ambulance driver who is injured in a traffic accident while en route to the hospital.
Whether you think a third party is responsible, or your injuries resulted from on-the-job hazards or another employee's negligence, our attorneys can help you explore your options and sources of benefits and compensation. We're proud to serve Chicago's first responders in these cases.
Speak with Our Chicago Police Injury Lawyers
If you are a firefighter, police officer, or other first responder and have been injured on the job, or if you are a family member of an injured first responder, do not wait to seek legal help. The attorneys at Morici, Longo & Associates have strong ties to the police and firefighters unions throughout the Chicagoland region. We are passionate about helping the people who risk so much to help others.
Our attorneys have over 100 years of collective legal experience to apply to your workers' compensation or personal injury claim associated with an injury sustained in the line of duty. Serving Chicago and the surrounding cities and counties, we are prepared to put this experience to work for you.
To learn more about how our Chicago police and firefighter injury lawyers can help you, please call (312) 779-0366. Your initial consultation is free, and in many actions, you won't owe us any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.