Helping Injured Public Safety Workers Coordinate PEDA, Workers Compensation, PSEBA, And Line-Of-Duty Benefits
Public safety workers, such as police officers and firefighters, have a difficult job that is full of risk. Workers have legislative protections that give benefits to those injured in the line of duty. At P. Ann O'Connell Law, Ltd., we have over a decade of experience assisting public safety workers after they have been injured on the job. We have a thorough understanding of the interplay between workers’ compensation, the Illinois Public Employee Disability Act (PEDA), Illinois Public Safety Employee Benefits Act (PSEBA), and Illinois Pension Code.
Understanding The Interplay Between Workers’ Compensation, PEDA, Line-Of Duty Pension And PSEBA.
When injured while on duty, firefighters and police officers may be entitled to the following:
- Public Employee Disability Act: 5 ILCS 345/0.01
- Public Safety Employee Benefits Act: 820 ILCS 320/1
- Illinois Pension Code: Firefighters: 40 ILCS 5/4-110, 111, Police Officers: 40 ILCS 5/3-114.1, 114.2
- Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act: 820 ILCS 305/1
Advocating For All Possible Compensation
Our attorney will work with you to help you file your workers’ compensation claim. She will then guide you through your PEDA and PSEBA options, and work with you regarding your pension to ensure that you maintain your employment status and receive all possible benefits. It is critical that you work with a lawyer who has experience assisting public safety workers because time is essential when fighting for compensation and benefits. We work with you to secure all available benefits in order to protect your financial future.
Fighting For A Stable Future
If you are a police officer or a firefighter and have been injured while on the job, contact us today. Call our Evanston office at 847-859-5453 to set up a free consultation with our police and firefighters workers’ compensation lawyer. We proudly serve all public safety workers in Cook County, Lake County and surrounding areas.