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Police Officer Injuries

New York City Police Officer Injury Attorneys For On-the-job Injuries

Barasch & McGarry has a long history of success representing police officers throughout the five boroughs of New York City as well as Westchester County and Long Island. We understand the difficulties that officers encounter on the job, especially when it comes to compensation for line-of-duty injuries. We have obtained several multimillion-dollar awards and settlements for injured cops, including:

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$5,350,000for an officer who suffered hand and knee injuries during the rescue of a woman trapped in an elevator

$3,160,000for a police officer who suffered severe injuries when a fence collapsed as he tried to climb it to reach a suspect

$3,000,000for a police officer who sustained severe back and knee injuries when he fell over a makeshift step

$1,250,000settlement for an NYPD police officer who fell 15 feet when a tread on a staircase collapsed

$550,000settlement for an officer who was injured when she slipped on a wet step and grabbed hold of a handrail that was not secured

$300,000settlement for a police officer who badly fractured her ankle when she fell down the steps at her precinct house

Our concerned attorneys thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury, and if the facts allow for legal action, we fight to secure the maximum compensation possible.

Post-9/11 Illness Compensation For Police From The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

We have represented many police officers who developed devastating illnesses due to the toxic contamination at Ground Zero following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Detective James Zadroga, for whom the law authorizing health benefits and compensation was named, was our client. We have helped thousands of responders claim over $3 billion in benefits from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF). If you or an officer you love is suffering post-9/11 injuries or has passed away as a result, we can help, but you must act quickly as deadlines do apply.

Negligence Lawsuits Compensate Cops For On-the-job Injuries

It was a long time coming, but in 1989 the New York State Legislature finally enacted General Municipal Law § 205-e, giving police officers the right to sue when some person’s statutory violation causes an injury. Police can now sue a defendant for:

  • Slip And Fall/Trip And Fall Accidents — When a hidden hazard causes an officer to fall, the landlord or tenant who failed to remove the hazard is liable for the harm.
  • Products Liability Injuries — When a defect in a product, such as an auto part or a piece of personal protective equipment, causes harm to a police officer, the officer can sue the manufacturer of the product and the police department.
  • Premises Liability Injuries — Landlords are liable for harm that results from a defect in the premises or a hazard. These cases include injuries sustained in incidents involving structural collapses, loose tiles, and dog bites.

To fully understand your rights after an injury, you should consult an experienced police injury attorney.

Thank you for caring about all first responders and our families. Your firm has assured us that we will never be forgotten and I applaud you for the dedication and compassion.

Raymond R.
NYPD responder to 9/11

Contact Our NYC Police Lawyers For Representation For Your Injuries

If you or an officer you love has suffered a career-threatening injury, you must explore all your legal options. Ask a knowledgeable attorney at Barasch & McGarry to evaluate your case and determine if a lawsuit is possible.

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If you or a police officer you love suffered a disabling injury, you should explore all your legal options. To schedule a free consultation with a skilled NYC personal injury attorney, call us at 844-874-1564 or contact our office online.

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