Our experienced New York City disability attorneys at Seelig Law Offices regularly assist New York City Fire Department (FDNY) members who were injured on the job. These men and women risk their lives every day by running into burning buildings to save the people of New York. If they are permanently disabled in the line of duty, they are entitled to special pension benefits. Recently hired firefighters qualify for similar but less lucrative coverage.
According to the New York City Administrative Code, an injured Tier 2 firefighter is entitled to a lifetime disability pension that totals seventy-five percent of the individual’s final average salary, if they suffer an injury during city service that leaves them unable to work. Unfortunately, not all injuries make one eligible for a disability pension. That is why it is imperative that you contact an attorney to evaluate and handle your claim.
Tier 2 firefighters are also eligible for the Heart, Stroke and Lung Bills. These New York laws create a presumption that disabling heart, stroke and lung conditions are the result of employment as a firefighter. Firefighters involved in work at certain locations and during a certain time, relating to the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, and who are afflicted with a qualifying condition, are also eligible for the World Trade Center Bill. All four bills provide firefighters who qualify with a special pension benefit. Recently hired firefighters have different disability pension coverage.
If you are a firefighter that was injured on or off the job, Seelig Law Offices offers a free consultation and does not recover a fee unless you receive a disability pension. Contact our New York City disability law attorneys by calling 212-766-0600 or filling out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.