Protecting Fire Fighters And Police Officers | Heart, Lung And Cancer Presumptions
Maryland law presumes that certain medical conditions or diseases suffered by police officers and firefighters (paid or volunteer) are compensable under worker’s compensation. These can include heart diseases, hypertension, and bladder, kidney and renal cancers. In addition, firefighters who develop lung disease or certain types of cancer are also protected by the law.
If you developed cancer, including bladder, kidney and renal cancers, or even heart, lung disease or other occupational diseases covered under worker’s comp while serving the public as a firefighter or police officer, call our law firm at 443-529-0795 (or 410-885-4082 on nights or weekends) or email to schedule a free consultation.
The attorneys at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., have extensive experience handling a wide variety of worker’s comp cases on behalf of police officers and firefighters. Our understanding of the Maryland fire and police department’s 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, firefighters, and correctional officers are aware that the development of these conditions while on the job entitles them to worker’s 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 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, even if the condition was discovered after your years of service.
Get a Free Initial Consultation on Heart, Lung and Cancer Presumptions Law
Contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. We have several office locations throughout Maryland. We are available 24/7 to help you overcome a denied worker’s compensation claim.