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Cops and Their Rights


When you put up your right hand and took the oath of office as a cop to protect and serve, you did not surrender your rights as a citizen.  You have the same rights as every other worker in the event you get injured on the job.  A line of duty injury is not part of the job.  Your department, like any other employer is responsible for providing work comp benefits.  Generally, if you are injured in the course and scope of employment, even if you cause your own injury, work comp benefits will apply.  These work comp benefits are statutory.