General Municipal Law Sections 207-a & 207-c
Injuries to police and firefighters are a fact of life. These professions are dangerous as 9/11 will always remind us. Statistics show these public service employees are likely to suffer at least one(1) disabling injury during their careers.
The laws regarding the benefits available to police and firefighters who suffer a disabling injury have become more complicated. The interrelationship between 207-a and 207-c and other disability statutory benefits is very difficult to understand without the assistance of an attorney who specializes in this area. One must consider not only these benefits but workers compensation and disability benefits, and if the disability is permanent, retirement disability and social security benefits. The law firm has over 20 years of experience in helping uniformed officers to negotiate and maximize their on-the-job and disability benefits.