Public Safety Attorneys Proudly Serving Those Who Serve Illinois
First responders perform an invaluable public service. They engage in brave acts every day despite the dangers to their safety, and often to the detriment of their own health. Police officers and firefighters who are injured on the job or become ill as a result of their job duties may be eligible for a disability pension if they are unable to perform their full work duties. Unfortunately, claiming these benefits is often more complicated than it should be. The good news is that working with the right attorney can greatly simplify the process.
At Theriault Booth Attorneys at Law in St. Charles, we are committed to improving public safety and helping injury victims throughout Illinois. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience navigating the complex disability pension system governed by the Illinois Pension Code, and they are knowledgeable about the criteria needed to obtain a favorable result for disabled police officers and firefighters. When you work with the firm, you can expect personalized attention and advocacy from attorneys who understand your valuable contributions to society and want to help you claim the benefits you need and deserve.
Seeking Benefits Under The Public Employee Disability Act
Under Illinois law, the Public Employee Disability Act (PEDA) provides that an injured police officer or firefighter receives continuation of their full wages without deduction for other personal benefits such as vacation time, compensatory time or sick leave. These benefits are payable for up to one year in connection with the work-related injury. Because of the interplay with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, it is important to speak with an attorney who understands the complexity and nuances of this important benefit.
Are You Eligible For The Public Safety Employee Benefits Act?
Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics put their lives on the line every day to help keep our communities safe. If in the course of their job duties, a police officer, firefighter or paramedic suffers a catastrophic injury or illness (line of duty disability), he or she may be entitled to benefits under the Illinois Public Safety Employee Benefits Act (PSEBA). These benefits may include health insurance benefits for the injured employee, their spouse and dependent children. Speak to one of our knowledgeable attorneys to discuss your specific circumstances and discuss how you may be eligible to obtain benefits under PSEBA.
Talk To An Attorney About Your Options During A Free Consultation
At Theriault Booth Attorneys at Law, our public safety lawyers are here to help first responders with any injury and to ensure they get the disability benefits they are entitled to. We offer free initial consultations to clients throughout Illinois. To schedule yours, you can reach out online or call our St. Charles office at 630-912-5622.