Do volunteer firefighters get money like paid firefighters if they got burned on face

My nephew is a volunteer firefighters.
He was burnt real bad on his
ears….paid firefighters get money…I
got good pics

Asked on March 1, 2019 under Personal Injury, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Because he's not an employee, he is not entiled to either Worker's Compensation or to any amounts/payments the paid firefighers might get through their employment contracts. Since firefighting is an inherently dangerous activity, there is generally no compensation for the normal and natural risks (e.g. getting burned) absent worker's compensation or compensation guaranteed by a contract, which puts a volunteer firefighter in a tough position.

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