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Skilled Legal Representation for Firefighter Injuries & Fatalities

Experienced and determined NYC attorneys fight for compensation

At Barasch & McGarry, we appreciate and admire the bravery that firefighters exhibit every day on the job. Your willingness to place yourself in harm’s way for the good of others is truly heroic. As firefighters, you have a right to expect that you will not be unnecessarily exposed to dangers from lawbreakers and negligent individuals. If you suffer an injury due to someone’s negligence or violation of the law, the wrongdoer should be held accountable. You can rely on our firm to provide aggressive yet professional representation. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we are seasoned veterans who have helped firefighters just like you.

Thorough investigation of injury events

One of the most important first steps in helping an injured firefighter is an exhaustive investigation of the accident. Without proof of a statutory violation or negligence, you cannot hope to recover compensation from the party at fault. Our attorneys have experience with a wide variety of accidents specific to firefighting, such as:

  • Gas explosions
  • Injuries caused by the exertion of fire operations
  • Injuries due to faulty equipment
  • Injuries inside the firehouse
  • Rapid fire spread
  • Firefighter lost inside fires
  • Structural collapses
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Vehicle accidents during and after emergency response

We work with knowledgeable forensic experts to uncover evidence linking the cause of your injury to a legal violation or a negligent act. These experts have vast experience examining structural fires, non-structural fires and non-fire emergency accidents. Remember, even if you’re injured responding to a false alarm, you have rights, and we will fight to assert them.

Fireground injuries in New York City

Your recovery of full, fair compensation also depends on proving the extent of your injury. We work with medical experts to determine the degree of harm and/or disability you’ve suffered due to:

  • Eye injuries
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Hearing loss
  • Overexertion
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Wounding

We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients for serious injuries and wrongful death. We are ready to fight for you and your family.

Contact our determined trial attorneys for FDNY job-related injuries

It’s never easy for firefighters to obtain compensation for job-related injuries. Lawsuits are usually sharply contested, witnesses are often uncooperative and evidence is easily lost or destroyed. That’s why you should only trust your case to an established law firm with a record of success. To learn how Barasch & McGarry has delivered positive results in cases similar to yours, schedule a free consultation. Call us at 844.874.1564 or contact our office online.


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