A: Workers’ compensation would be available to first responders injured on the job, no matter where the injury occurs. However, there may be additional claims which could be made. Under New Jersey law, firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians have the ability to sue a property owner whose negligence results in an accident.
For example, if a police officer is responding to a call and is injured on the property due to negligence of the property owner, the officer would be able to recover in a tort case against the owner. The law does not treat first responders differently when it comes to these tort rights. Officers, firefighters and emergency service technicians have the same rights as any other person on another’s property.
In any defective premises liability case, it is important to have the case reviewed by an experienced injury lawyer, who can assess the facts and determine liability of all parties.
For more information read a related legal article: NJ Police Officer & Firefighter Lawsuits Against Property Owners.
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Published: May 26, 2012