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Worker’s Compensation for Firefighters, EMS & First Responders

Protecting the Rights of Those Who Get There First

two paramedics loading a patient into an ambulanceWhether you work as a firefighter, ambulance driver, police officer or a paramedic, those working as first responders face a number of risks out in the field, including:

  • Serious burns
  • Being struck by a vehicle
  • Slipping, tripping or falling from a height
  • Serious back and neck injuries
  • Exposure to hazardous materials, which in turn can lead to other illnesses
  • Assault or violence, including being shot or attacked

It's also not uncommon for firefighters, police officers and EMS workers to experience PTSD as a result of the extreme situations they may find themselves in on a day-to-day basis. At the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C., we strive to help those in Dougherty County who put their life on the line to receive fair compensation following an injury.

If you have been injured while working as an emergency responder, call (229) 999-4476 to speak with an Albany, GA workers’ compensation attorney. You can also fill out our online contact form.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Once you have suffered a workplace injury as a first responder, the clock starts ticking to file a claim and begin the compensation process. The law in Georgia requires that employees submit a claim within 30 days of an injury to avoid losing benefits. Our firm has helped many clients to file claims and proceed with the legal process.

To file a claim, employees must:

  • Report the accident
  • Visit a company-approved physician
  • Submit a WC-14 claim
  • Be present for hearings

two firefighters spraying water on a house fireHow We Can Help

For years now, the Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C. have helped Albany, GA emergency responders obtain compensation for their workplace injuries. As insurance companies are concerned with minimizing their payout costs, they will go to great lengths to point the blame at employees and make use of Georgia’s Comparative Fault laws, which could make you liable for a portion of the damages sustained at work. By having an experienced workers’ comp attorney on your side, you can better navigate and stand strong against the cases that will be made by corporate insurers. We can also help represent families who have lost a loved one who served as an emergency responder in Georgia.

Call (229) 999-4476 today for help in your Albany, GA workers’ compensation case. Our emergency responder workers' compensation lawyers are here to help get you the compensation you deserve!

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