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NYC Attorneys for Police Officer Injuries

Aggressive representation 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:

  • $5.35 million jury award to an officer who suffered career-ending hand and knee injuries during the rescue of a woman trapped in an elevator
  • $3.16 million jury award for a police officer who suffered severe injuries to his leg, hand and wrist when a fence he was climbing in pursuit of a suspect collapsed
  • $3 million jury award for severe back and knee injuries an officer sustained due to the structural failure of a makeshift step

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 under the Zadroga Act

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 hundreds of responders claim millions of dollars in benefits from the WTC Victims Compensation Fund. If you or an officer you love is suffering post-9/11 injuries or has passed away as a result, we can help.

Negligence lawsuits fully compensate cops for on-the-job injuries

It was a long time in 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 unnecessary 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.

Contact our New York attorneys for representation of police officer 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. To schedule a free consultation, call 844.874.1564 or contact our office online.

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