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Government Workplace Injuries

Helping Police, Firefighters, and other Government Workers injured on the job. Talk to one of our Workers Compensation Attorneys.


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Although security personnel workers understand how high-risk their careers are, it’s impossible to prepare for what could happen while on the job. Injuries for their line of work often result in high medical costs and not being able to return to work.

At Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys, we know that dealing with any type of work-related injury is tough. If you’ve been injured on the job, contact our lawyers for a free consultation. Our attorneys are ready to help guide you through the claims process and ease your mind of any worries.

Government careers, including firefighters and police officers, are some of the toughest and most stressful jobs to do on a daily basis.

Employees in this field spend each day keeping people safe, patrolling our streets and neighborhoods and preventing crime. They are extremely important to society, especially because they put their lives at risk every day. When working in the police force or in the fire sector, high-level injuries are always a risk.

Common Government Workplace Accidents

Stress. Police officers and fire fighters place physical stress on their bodies. They also develop mental stress, including post-traumatic stress disorders from witnessing tragic accidents.

Overexertion. Saving lives and preventing crime can lead to sprains and strains from physical activity like running, climbing, helping victims and falling from slipping.

Assaults. The police force commonly comes face-to-face with assaults while catching criminals. Unfortunately, physical attacks can also result in fatal or lifetime injuries.

Car accidents. Workers are commonly involved in car accidents when driving a vehicle or being struck by a car on foot. They often result from car chases, but sometimes also from confused, uninvolved drivers caught in the middle of an emergency.

Exposure to toxins and radiation. Serious health problems, including types of cancer, can develop over time from being exposed to harsh chemicals and toxins.

Common Government Workplace Injuries

Injuries and illnesses caused by government-related careers include:

Call today for a free consultation and explore your options – (910) 341-3202

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.

We have have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.


Frank Prior - Attorney

Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

Sherman Lee Criner - Attorney

Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

Ashley Edwards - Attorney

Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies. 

Client Feedback

“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"

Trevor P.

“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."

Patrick H.

“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"

Channing E.

“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."

Renee M.

“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."

Stephen H.

“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "

Ashley M.

“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."

Anthony R.

“They came out took out time to listen very smart he knows what he's talking about he heard me out and took my case under difficult sircumstances and i highly advise this is the law firm to consider."

Marlo C.

“Sherman is one of the best mediators that I know---he is extremely proficient in Workers' Compensation Law and he is an outstanding communicator. I give Sherman my highest rating!"

Peer Review - Lawyers.com

“Great Experience with a caring lawyer who took the time to actually meet with me. He handled my case to the end and explained everything. Highly recommended."


“Ashley is very knowledgeable and relatable to his clients, to opposing counsel, and to all parties when acting as mediator. "

Peer Review - Lawyers.com

“Ashley didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear but he always told me the truth. He is very knowledgeable and professional... I would highly recommend Ashley if you feel the need to hire an attorney. "


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