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Compensation for Police Officer Injured in the Line of Duty

Is it correct that a police officer who has sustained personal injuries in the course their work can claim compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty, as this has happened to me recently and I do not know what to do?

Question:

Is it correct that a police officer who has sustained personal injuries in the course their work can claim compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty, as this has happened to me recently and I do not know what to do?

Answer:

It is quite common that claims for compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty are made nowadays – indeed more than 12 million pounds has been paid in compensation for injuries to police officers in the past five years. Although, as a police officer, you accept an element of risk every time you go on duty, you should expect to be as safe as possible when you are going about your daily employment duties and therefore you should be paid compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty when you have sustained an injury due to the actions – or lack of action – of somebody who owed you a duty of care.

There are many factors to consider when compiling a claim for compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty which your solicitor will go through with you. You should be sure that you were following best practice procedures at the time you sustained you injuries in the line of duty. If you have not already done so, you need to report the accident to your supervising officer and make sure that it is fully documented. Having the details of any witnesses to the accident could be very important to you receiving compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty.

As soon as you can – if not done already – you should go to your doctors and get your injuries documented, treated and preferably photographed to support your claim for compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty. You can also claim for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of income or overtime, depending on the circumstances of your individual case.

Your solicitor will look at all the facts of your compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty claim. They will consider whether you could have contributed in any way to the accident which caused you to be a police officer injured in the line of duty by your own lack of care. The severity of your injuries will also be a factor in determining the outcome of your claim for compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty in terms of the financial settlement amount awarded to you.

Although you may be entitled to legal assistance from your union or the Police federation, the best way to ensure that you get the most accurate assessment of your claim for compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty is to speak to an independent personal injury solicitor. They can go through all the details of your claim with you and help you to decide whether you should proceed with your compensation for police officer injured in the line of duty claim and how to move the process forward in the quickest and easiest way for you.