St. Louis firefighters may be able to receive disability pension after being injured on the job even if they begin a new job. Nearly one out of every two retired firefighters are in this situation right now because they had to retired due the pension board deciding that they were “totally and permanently incapacitated for duty.”
From 2001 to 2010, a firefighter retired because of disability at an average age of 42. Firefighters are also offered such great disability benefits because they face serious injury on the job and in order to save others they must put their lives on the line and not worry about an injury causing a financial disaster for themselves.
A study was done on this topic and it was found that some firefighters get jobs doing heavy labor once retired and are still receiving pensions. When a pension board determines if a firefighter can continue working they make sure that they can perform every task because there is not “part time” in firefighting.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need representation on your side. Contact the St. Louis workers’ compensation attorneys of the Finney Law Firm by calling 314-646-0300.