People injured on the job should receive something as a means of compensation. This is especially true to first responders, who face an increased risk of sustaining injuries. It is for this reason the New Jersey Senate has recently crafted a bill that will change what first responders' compensation will cover. It will hopefully pass to give first responders and their loved ones greater peace of mind.
When injured on the job, it is critical to file a workers' comp claim as soon as possible. Your boss should be aware of the situation shortly after the injury occurred, and you should receive all the paperwork you need to file a claim. Although everything may appear straightforward, you should still retain the services of an experienced attorney to assist you during this process.