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Officer may need workers’ compensation after on-duty car accident

On Behalf of | Jan 21, 2020 | Workers' Compensation |

Police officers put their lives on the line and their general safety at risk on a daily basis. Even when they are not responding to dangerous calls, they are still at risk of suffering injuries on the job. Because officers spend a lot of time on the road, they could easily end up in a car accident while on duty and need workers’ compensation.

It was recently reported that a police officer in California was injured on the job while on his police motorcycle. The officer and another officer were leaving a hospital on their way to the police station when the incident occurred. A woman was trying to turn her vehicle into the hospital parking lot and hit one of the officers in the process.

It was unclear what exact injuries the officer may have suffered, but it was noted that he experienced a seizure after the collision. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and has since been released. Authorities do not believe that drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. More information may be released after the investigation comes to a close.

This California police officer has already expressed desire to return to work, but taking time off is often necessary after a car accident. He will likely face medical bills and other issues that could affect his financial well-being at this time, so it may be wise for him to consider his options for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Awarded benefits could help him address the negative financial repercussions stemming from the on-the-job incident.