Firefighter Disability Compensation
Do not let your years of dedicated service go unappreciated
Accidents, illnesses and injuries leave many firefighters unable to perform their everyday job-related duties. While the city and state of New York provide disability benefits for NYC firefighters, obtaining compensation is not easy. You must provide comprehensive evidence, including medical documentation and additional proof of your condition.
Many disabled firefighters are never able to return to work again. Firefighters who retired disabled may be entitled to compensation from the New York Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System as well as the state workers compensation and Social Security funds. Consult with a New York City firefighter disability lawyer to learn more about your specific eligibility.
9/11 disabled firefighters bill
Please visit our dedicated firefighter compensation website for extensive information on getting compensated for a 9-11 related illness.
Compensation is still available to firefighters injured during the cleanup and recovery process after the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Victims continue to suffer from lung diseases, upper respiratory infections, cancer, asbestos, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other serious health conditions. Many firefighters exposed to the aftermath of 9/11 are no longer able to work. The Zadroga Act, passed December 22nd, 2010, provides compensation to workers who sustained injuries during the search and rescue operations — even injuries or diseases that manifest years later. Additionally, the Act offers medical monitoring to rescue and cleanup workers. Area residents and others may also be covered.
Disability pension for NYC firefighters
Firefighters seriously injured in the line of duty may be entitled to a full, tax-free disability pension. Due to the highly dangerous nature of this line of work, a large portion of retired firefighters collect disability pensions. A wide range of injuries and illnesses, from asthma to a herniated disc, qualify a firefighter for a pension. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, consult with a New York firefighter disability pension attorney.
You can learn more about 9/11 disabled firefighter compensation as well as other forms of disability compensation, by contacting the NYC firefighter disability attorneys of Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson. Call today at 888.746.8212 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.