Several weeks ago, a firefighter suffered second-degree burns when he was battling a house fire at an abandoned home in northwest Atlanta. According to reports, the fire broke out at about 3:30 a.m., causing panic among the neighboring homes. The flames spread to the home next door, but the department said that the home dwellers weren’t there at the time of the accident. One firefighter was taken to a local hospital after the accident with second-degree burns.
Firefighters work a dangerous job, and sometimes they can be severely injured as a result. Injured firefighters should be reimbursed for their medical damages through worker’s compensation. If the city fails to do so, then contact an attorney right away for more information. With the right lawyer on your side, you may be able to insist on the worker’s compensation that will cover all of your medical bills associated with firefighting injuries that were captured on the job.
In August, firefighters in the city of Phoenix, Arizona collectively filed lawsuit over denied worker’s compensation claims, claiming that their valid injuries were denied for compensation on a regular basis. The firefighters then sued the city, claiming that they had been scammed. In this situation, some firefighters were denied surgery because they were not given the compensation to afford the treatments that they needed.
If you are injured here in Atlanta while fighting a fire, don’t hesitate to contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer to represent you in your claim as well. You will want to explain how you have been denied compensation and why you believe that the city should reimburse you for your losses. At Van Sant Law, there are dedicated and hardworking lawyers that are focused on getting you the compensation that you deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact the firm today to learn more.