Relentless And Dedicated Legal Representation For Injured Firefighters
At Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP, our priority has been to stand up for the rights of injured firefighters in California since 1971. We care deeply about heroes who cross over fire and debris and bravely face the most life-threatening conditions to save lives.
We have devoted our efforts to zealously protecting those whose profession ensures our community’s welfare, and firefighters are essential to that mission. Therefore, when you’re injured on the job, we will fight for you so that you will have what you need to focus on your welfare rather than your finances.
Common Hazards, Injuries And How We Can Help
Some of the most common injuries among firefighters include soft tissue injuries like sprains, burns or strains of different grades. Although some injuries may seem easy to detect and cover through workers’ comp benefits, others may take longer to manifest. Sometimes, it is hard to measure to what extent such damages or injuries could affect an individual’s life. For example:
- Continuous exposure to fire and smoke may cause severe pulmonary disease, including cancer.
- High amounts of stress, demanding physical activity and exposure to toxic substances could lead to heart conditions.
- Heat exposure could lead to heat strokes, which could lead to severe neurological damage or compromise the psychological welfare of an individual.
- Repetitive motion due to awkward postures, bending, lifting and pulling may become chronic conditions that might impact someone’s ability to work.
In addition to workers’ compensation, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against a negligent third party. We understand that each of the above injuries could significantly affect your life quality and your loved ones. After learning all the details of your case, we will address your legal needs and fight for your rights accordingly.