Under Maryland Annotated Code, Labor and Employment (LE) Article, § 9-503, the law presumes that certain medical conditions or diseases suffered by police officers and firefighters (paid or volunteer) are compensable under workers' compensation. These can include heart diseases and hypertension. In addition, firefighters who develop lung disease or certain types of cancer are also protected by the law.
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The attorneys at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., have extensive experience handling a wide variety of workers' comp cases on behalf of police officers and firefighters. Our understanding of the Maryland fire and police cancer, heart and lung presumptions has served as a significant benefit to our clients.
Know Your Rights Regarding The Development Of A Work-Related Impairment
Most police officers and firefighters are aware that the development of these conditions while on the job entitles them to workers' compensation benefits. What many of them do not know is that the law also provides for benefits in cases where the condition develops after retirement.
There have been successful challenges to the 9-503 presumption, and it is important to have a skilled lawyer representing you throughout the process to ensure that your claim is handled correctly and that you receive the full measure of benefits provided under the law.
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