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New York City Municipal Worker Injury Attorney

If you are a NYC Police Officer, Firefighter, Sanitation Worker or a NYC Public School Teacher and have been seriously injured in the line of duty, contact The O’Connor Law Firm to understand your legal options.

While attorney Brian J. O’Connor has been proudly representing injured New Yorkers for more than 20 years, he actually started his career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for The NYC Law Department handling all types of municipal worker injury cases, including injuries involving the NYPD, FDNY, DSNY and the Board (Department) of Education.

Since opening The O’Connor Law Firm in 2006, he has represented many city workers for injuries sustained while on duty and understands the complex nature of municipal liability, including the short time period in which a notice of claim must be filed – 90 days after the claim arises.

Call us today and let us help you get your life back on track.

Workers Compensation Law
Does Not Apply
To All City Workers

Pursuant to New York law, private sector employees and most public sector employees who are injured in the course of their employment due to the fault of their employer or a coworker are limited to bringing workers compensation claims for their injuries.

While workers compensation benefits are provided regardless of fault, these benefits are limited and do not compensate workers for their pain and suffering or long-term effects.

However, the workers compensation bar to suing your employer does not apply to all city workers. The O’Connor Law Firm handles the following injury claims on behalf of city workers:

City Worker Injury Claims

New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Sanitation Workers and School Teachers are permitted to sue their employer if they sustain injuries in the course of their employment even when their injuries were caused by their employer or a coworker.

These particular employees do not receive workers compensation benefits and are not bound by the workers compensation bar on civil lawsuits against their employer for injuries sustained while working.

NYPD Police Officer Injuries

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New York City Police Officers injured in the line of duty are entitled to line of duty (LODI) benefits during the time they are unable to perform their work duties.

These LODI benefits provide for medical care and lost wages. In addition, New York City’s “Finest” may be entitled to bring civil lawsuits for injuries occurring in the line of duty.

Brian J. O’Connor has experience in handling NYPD Police Officer injury claims and is available to help you understand your legal options. Call us today and schedule a free case evaluation.

FDNY Firefighter Injuries


New York City’s “Bravest” put their lives on the line every day to protect our City and keep their fellow New Yorkers safe.

Brian J. O’Connor has extensive experience with NYC Municipal Liability and understands the complex laws that apply to Firefighter claims.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in the line of duty with the FDNY, contact The O’Connor Law Firm and let us help you when you need it most. We will answer your questions and help you understand your legal rights.

DSNY Sanitation Worker Injuries


New York City Sanitation workers, supervisors, superintendents and enforcement officers are not eligible for workers compensation benefits.

Instead, like Police Officers and Firefighters, DSNY Sanitation Workers receive line of duty injury benefits. Unfortunately, these benefits are insufficient to make you “whole” after an injury.

The O’Connor Law Firm has proudly represented injured Sanitation workers in getting the compensation they deserve for pain and suffering and additional economic loss that LODI benefits do not provide, including future lost wages.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal options. Do not delay as there are shortened time limits when filing a claim against the City of New York.

DOE Public School Teacher Injuries

New York Public School Teacher Injury

NYC Department of Education (DOE) School Teachers and other “covered” employees are not limited by the workers compensation law because they receive line of duty injury (LODI) benefits pursuant to the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) contract with the NYC Department of Education.

If you have been injured while working for the NYC Department of Education, contact The O’Connor Law Firm today to understand your legal rights. You may be entitled to bring a civil lawsuit for pain and suffering in addition to your LODI benefits.

Call a City Worker Injury Lawyer
To Find Out If You Have A Case

If you or a family member have been injured in the course of your employment while working for the City of New York, including the NYPD, FDNY, DSNY and the Department of Education, contact our office today and tell us your story.

We can help educate you on the law and guide you through the legal process. Call us today at 718-948-3500 or 212-566-4868 or send us a message. Don’t delay as the time to file a claim is limited to 90 days.

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