Special Legal Protections for Volunteer Firefighters and Volunteer EMTs

February 4th, 2015

Fire engines, ambulances on scene
Volunteer firefighters and volunteer EMTs are protected by New York State’s Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law and the New York State Volunteer EMT Benefit Law respectively. As extensions of the Workers’ Compensation Law, these laws protects individuals who sustain injuries while performing these volunteer jobs.

If you are working as a volunteer firefighter or volunteer EMT you may be entitled to financial compensation, even if you do not lose time from work. Types of injuries covered:

  1. Injuries sustained while traveling to and from a call
  2. Injuries sustained during training exercises
  3. Injuries sustained during fund-raising activities
  4. Injuries sustained while executing any of your duties as a firefighter or EMT

If you are injured while volunteering in any capacity you should contact Dolce Panepinto Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Holly Schoenborn and Colleen Malchow. Holly and Colleen have years of experience fighting against insurance carriers to maximize their clients’ benefits. Our services will cost you nothing out of pocket. We only receive attorneys’ fees if you receive financial compensation for your injury. If you do not get paid, we do not get paid.

If you or any of your family members have suffered an injury while working as a volunteer, contact us today at 716-852-1888 for a free case evaluation.