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DuPage County Attorneys First Responder Injury Attorneys

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First Responder Injury Compensation Lawyers Serving Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Throughout Illinois

First responders encompass all public safety workers who respond to emergency situations. They provide medical and rescue services. Police, emergency medical technicians, and fire personnel are all first responders. Some other types of first responders, or first interveners, include:

  • FBI agents
  • Campus security personnel
  • US Secret Service agents
  • Homeland security agents
  • Security guards

First responders are prone to injuries because of the nature of the work that they do. If you are a first responder who was injured while performing work duties, you may be eligible for workers' compensation. Furthermore, if another party's negligence caused your injury, you may be able to file a claim against the responsible party. Contact the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio to see if you would qualify for workers' compensation.

What Are Common Injuries for First Responders?

First responders are often injured while on the job. Some common injuries that first responders may suffer include:

  • Joint injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Wounds
  • Cuts
  • Sprains and strains
  • Gunshot wounds

While physical injuries such as burns, gunshot wounds, sprains, and strains are common injuries for first responders, mental and emotional injuries can be just as common and significant.

Mental trauma among first responders—especially firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs, and paramedics—is high. First responders are likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. First responders often face intense situations in which they experience a significant fear of death or fear of becoming injured.

Oftentimes, the physical and mental injuries that first responders face may require them to take time off work and seek medical treatment. Lost wages and the expense of medical services may prove costly to many first responders affected by such injuries. Therefore, at the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio, we will work to ensure you receive the compensation that you are legally entitled to for your injuries.

Contact a First Responder Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one is injured from performing duties as a first responder, contact one of our compassionate and dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio. We have over 25 years of legal experience in handling workers' compensation cases. Our attorneys will provide you with a personalized experience and committed representation. Because to us, each one of our clients is important.

Call us at 630-574-2288, or contact us online. We serve clients in Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois.

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