In Washington, we take care of our first responders. We need them. We love them. We honor them.
When our first responders get hurt on the job, the law requires employers to help our first responders return to health and work by offering worker’s compensation and Law Enforcement Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement System (LEOFF) benefits.
But when our first responder’s on-the-job injuries are caused by their employer’s negligence (see RCW 41.26.281), the law further protects our first responders and their loved ones by holding accountable their negligent employer for the life changing losses not covered under worker’s compensation or LEOFF, such as:
- noneconomic losses, including, but not limited to, the nature and extent of injuries, disability and loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and mental anguish and emotional distress; and
- economic losses, including, but not limited to, future lost wages and future lost retirement benefits under LEOFF.
If you are a firefighter, police officer, or spouse of a first responder in need of help following an on-the-job injury, we can guide you on your journey to justice.