Injured Police Officers
Every day, police officers in New York are injured in the line-of-duty while taking police action or performing routine duty and administrative tasks. Many times, those injuries are caused by the careless, reckless, or negligent acts of others, including the police department itself, the City of New York, counties, towns, villages, civilians, and property owners and tenants. Your right to compensation may not necessarily be limited to sick time, section 207-c benefits, or pension or disability benefits. You may be entitled to additional financial compensation to help you financially support yourself and your family. In fact, you may be entitled to compensation even if you have been denied disability or Section 207-c benefits by a pension or medical board.
At O’Hare Parnagian, we have extensive experience working with the NYPD and its officers. GML §205-e gives police officers the right to sue for their injuries caused by others. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, build the strongest case possible, aggressively represent you, and hold all responsible parties accountable.
Line-of-duty injuries include:
- Scooter Accidents
- Patrol Cars (RMP), Van, and Truck Accidents
- High Speed Vehicle Accidents
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Dangerous Buildings and Property
- Dangerous and Defective Station Houses
- Inadequate Lighting
- Harbor Accidents (including Jones Act claims)
- Aviation Accidents
- Defective Equipment
- Accidental Discharges
- Mounted Police Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Dangerous Persons
- Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDPs)
- Bar & Nightclub Fights
- Traumatic Events
Because the law limits the time within which you or your family can bring a claim, you should contact us to investigate your case. Sometimes the law requires that you take immediate action to protect your rights.
Call us at 212.425.1401, or contact us online to set up a consultation to discuss your legal options. One of our attorneys will respond to you within 24 hours.