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First Responder Injuries

Poe Law, LLC is proud to represent first responders throughout the State of Maryland for numerous workplace injuries and occupational diseases. There are many unique laws to first responders, that provide benefits for injuries and occupational disease. Poe Law, LLC has a history of success on behalf of first responders involving all types of job specific claims, including different types of cancers, hypertension claims, tumors, lung diseases, heart diseases, and even death claims due to exposures to toxic substances in the line of duty.

An occupational disease for a first responder may result from long term exposure to different carcinogens throughout the course of the employment. This is due to the specific nature of the job that requires exposure to potential physical, biological, or chemical agents. Maryland law also includes many “presumptions,” which makes it easier for first responders to prevail on an occupational disease claim. These presumptions are an evidentiary standard, where if the employee can meet certain conditions, the laws of evidence presume the disease to be caused by the employment. Without these evidentiary presumptions, it can be difficult to prove certain conditions were caused by the employment. Poe Law, LLC has extensive experience and knowledge of the law relating to First Responders which is vital to ensuring a successful claim and timely payment of benefits.

If you are a first responder who has suffered an injury or has been diagnosed with a condition that you believe may have resulted from your employment, contact Poe Law, LLC for a free consultation. Poe Law, LLC has been able to recover benefits for numerous injuries and diseases that the first responder may not even know was a job-related risk. Call us now for your free consultation to see how we can help you.

Client Reviews

Mr, Poe was easy to work with, and fast to respond to any inquiries I had. He made my case easy to get through, and professionally handled any hurdles encountered along the way. I would definitely use Mr. Poe again, and recommend him to anyone going through a worker's comp case, as I was.


Shawn Poe is honest and fair. I like that he helped me in a way that cost me the least amount of money. Plus, he is good a settlement s and negotiations. Great firm, great lawyer.


I have personally used Shawn more then once. Class act firm with wonderful customer service.


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