2006 New York Code - Compensation For Injury Or Death To Police Officers And Firefighters Or Their Estates.

    §  11-106.  Compensation  for  injury  or death to police officers and
  firefighters or their estates. 1. In addition  to  any  other  right  of
  action  or  recovery  otherwise available under law, whenever any police
  officer or firefighter suffers any injury, disease or death while in the
  lawful discharge of his official duties  and  that  injury,  disease  or
  death  is  proximately  caused  by  the  neglect,  willful  omission, or
  intentional, willful or culpable conduct of any person or entity,  other
  than that police officer's or firefighter's employer or co-employee, the
  police  officer  or firefighter suffering that injury or disease, or, in
  the  case  of  death,  a  representative  of  that  police  officer   or
  firefighter  may  seek  recovery  and  damages from the person or entity
  whose neglect, willful omission, or  intentional,  willful  or  culpable
  conduct resulted in that injury, disease or death.
    2.  Nothing  in this section shall be deemed to expand or restrict the
  existing liability of an employer or co-employee at common-law or  under
  sections  two  hundred  five-a  and  two  hundred  five-e of the general
  municipal law for injuries or death sustained in the line-of-duty by any
  police officer or firefighter.

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