In Maryland, the state legislature has decided (correctly) that, because firefighters and paramedics put their lives on the line for Maryland residents, first responders are entitled to higher compensation than other Maryland workers when hurt on the job. In addition to higher compensation, firefighters and paramedics may be entitled to heart disease injury compensation or certain cancer compensation related to employment, as well as high blood pressure compensation.
This doesn’t mean that the County or State insurance covering and managing your injury will treat you fairly or secure the medical treatment that you need to get back to doing what you love to do, helping our community.
Charles County, Maryland workers' compensation attorney Matt Trollinger has experience handling firefighter and paramedic cases with the special attention that they deserve. Remember, at Trollinger Law, you are not a number. We are accessible and we will fight for you every step of the way. Contact us for a free consultation on how we handle your case with the dignity you deserve.
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* Many attorneys, insurance companies, and clients call an incident when someone was injured an “accident.” For this reason, our website uses this word. But an incident is not really an "accident" if there were rules in place to keep us all safe, yet someone chose not to follow those rules — and, as a result, someone else was hurt. When you speak with Trollinger Law, you'll find we talk instead in terms of "crashes," "collisions," etc.