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Injured Policemen, For the Injured Policeman

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Injured Policemen Need an Experienced Workers Compensation lawyer. Our policemen like firemen are our first line defense and help in all emergencies. An injured policeman must have his or her rights protected.

Police officers face tough challenges almost every day on the job. Officers also have to worry about those challenges turning into serious injuries. If you are a police officer who has been hurt on the job, you are entitled to recover workers' compensation benefits to help you with medical bills and wages until you are ready to return to work.

Police officer is one of the most hazardous jobs there is. According to national statistics the chance of being injured on the job is 11.7%. The number of injuries in 2009 was 50,800.

Working as a police officer, you’re putting yourself in potential danger each and every day.  The very nature of your business is to defuse potentially harmful situations.  And not only are the fatality rates for police officers high, as a profession, injuries are frequent. Below is a list of injuries police officers often get:

  • Hand and fingers
  • Open wound or laceration
  • Assaulted by another person, in particular from getting bitten by an offender
  • Occupational violence
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Assaulted by another person when restraining or arresting them
  • Knee
  • Chasing offenders on foot and falling over
  • getting out of vehicles onto uneven ground and falling;
  • tripping over objects on the ground;
  • arresting or restraining offenders;
  • from undertaking physical skills training/experience,
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Psychological  stressors
  • Mental stress and anxiety
  • Exposure to violence or traumatic situations 
  • Occupational stress
  • Shoulder
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Arresting or restraining offenders
  • undertaking physical skills training/experience,
  • wrestling and practicing handcuffing and crowd control
  • Manual tasks
  • Neck
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Plant, machinery and equipment
  • Ankle
  • Muscle & tendon sprains & strains
  • Falling when getting out of vehicles;
  • chasing offenders on foot; tripping on uneven ground surfaces;
  • undertaking physical skills training/experience,
  • running and doing obstacle courses 
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Face
  • Contusions, bruising and superficial crushing
  • Assaulted by another person when arresting or restraining them
  • Occupational violence
  • Chest (thorax)
  • Contusions, bruising and superficial crushing
  • Assaulted by another person when arresting or restraining
  • Occupational violence

Source: Queensland Employee Injury Database. Data current as at August 2008 and is subject to change over time. Based on accepted workers' compensation claims, excluding commuting claims, between 2000-01 and 2006-07 which resulted in a musculoskeletal injury.

Police officers are also faces with death on the job. If you are an injured police officer and require a workers compensation lawye call the for the injured worker, workers compensation helpline today.

 

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