Firefighter, EMS & Police Injuries

Chicago Firefighter, EMS, & Police Officer Injury Attorneys

Firefighters, EMS personnel and police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect us all. However, the negligence or the carelessness of a property owner, failing to repair a broken staircase or maintain sprinklers, can increase the risk and lead to serious injuries or, in some tragic cases, death.

At the Law Offices of John B. Schwartz & Associates, we are dedicated to providing caring and attentive legal counsel to our local police officers and firefighters who are injured at work. With 53 years of combined experience handling these types of cases, we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries caused by a third-party’s negligence or unsafe property.

Are you a firefighter or police officer who was injured because the property owner did not keep the property in good condition? Call our Chicago police officer injury lawyers at 312-332-1586, 800-886-1586 or email for experienced legal counsel.

Securing Compensation for Firefighter and Police Officer Injuries

Firefighters and police officers know that there is a certain level of risk associated with their jobs. If the stairs collapse because of fire, a fire fighter cannot sue the property owner. In the past, the law also prohibited fire fighters and police officers from suing property owners who negligently maintained their property.

Attorney John B. Schwartz played an instrumental role in getting this law changed and he has lectured firefighters on this subject. Now, firefighters and police officers can bring actions against individuals and businesses in a range of situations such as:

  • Trip-and-fall accidents involving a broken sidewalk
  • Accidents caused by poorly maintained sprinkler and alarm systems
  • Wrongful deaths caused by negligent maintenance or failure to keep the premises reasonably safe by the owner, manager, janitor, engineer or architect

Our legal team will work to secure medical expenses, lost wages as well as damages for pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, we understand that no amount of money can make up for your loss. However, we can help you hold the negligent property owner responsible for his or her neglect in a wrongful death action. We worked on and helped write the law to better protect firefighters injured by the negligence of property owners.

Contact Us — Cook County Firefighter Injury Claim Lawyer

To learn more about firefighter and police officer injuries and claims, contact the Law Offices of John B. Schwartz & Associates. We offer free initial consultations, are available for Saturday appointments, and are easily located in downtown Chicago.

We handle most of our premises liability and injury litigation on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney’s fees unless we successfully resolve your case. To speak with a Cook County firefighter injury claim attorney at our Chicago firm, call 312-332-1586, 800-886-1586 or email