Extra Protections for Injured Illinois First Responders

Illinois law has extra benefits when a Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, police officer, or State Police officer are injured on the job.

When an injured, most first responders who are totally off work while injured in the line of duty can receive 100 percent pay.

The typical pay for off work status in a work injury case is 2/3 pay.

Exposure to certain chemicals that cause cancer in Firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics is presumed to be caused by the workplace.

This is advantageous because it reduces the burden of proof for the injured worker.

Injured workers in Illinois are entitled to off work pay, medical coverage, and settlement for the injuries suffered.

Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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