Protection for Firefighters

Firefighters are under extreme pressure and must protect the innocent with every call they take. Who is protecting them? Like other first responders, firefighters are, and should be, protected by the same rights as the average citizen. That includes the right to an attorney. Because of their dealings with the public, firefighters may find themselves litigants in civil cases, and they have the right to legal representation.

If you need representation by a lawyer who is well-versed in many aspects of the law, with the kind of litigation experience to make sure you are protected every step of the way, call Stephen P. Kelly, Attorney At Law.

Peoria Firefighters Union Local 50

Injured Firefighters Work Information


  • Medical Expenses
  • Off-Work Pay
  • Disability Pay
  • Medical Care by Doctor of Your Choice

Types of Accidents

  • Specific Accident (Altercations, Falls)
  • Repetitive (Computer Use)
  • Occupational Disease

Action to be Taken after Accident

  • Report Accident Within 45 Days to Employer
  • Report Accident Orally and in Writing
  • Report Accident to Doctor

What to Report

  • Date of Accident
  • Description of Accident
  • Description of Injured Body Part

Warning Signs/Employer Tool

  • Company Doctor
  • Independent Examination
  • Recorded Statement
  • Medical Nurse Assigned to Case
  • Light Duty

Benefits Available

  • IOD – Off Work – 1 Year – PEDA
  • Workers’ Compensation – Medical Bills,Disability Benefits
  • Pension – Line of Duty Disability
  • PSEBA – Health Insurance if Pension Awarded

Time to Report an Accident

  • Within 45 Days From Specific Accident
  • Repetitive Trauma – Consult an Attorney