We have growing optimism that the legislature may pass a cancer presumption. Multiple studies continue to document a near epidemic of cancer in fire service. Both Dade and Palm Beach County have experienced very high levels of cancer in active and retired firefighters, further suggesting an occupational cause to this horrible disease. Although these claims are complicated due to the current state of workers’ compensation law, we will continue to take occupational cancer claims for firefighters everywhere in Florida and expend resources to push for a long overdue cancer presumption in the legislature. As of November 2015, the Firefighter Cancer Presumption Bill (SB 456-Latvala) was reported favorably out of the Senate Community Affairs Committee.

Click here to view a video of an Editorial Board discussing firefighter benefits and the Cancer Presumption with Workers’ Compensation carrier, Florida League of Cities.

Click here to read an article about the progress the state of New Jersey is making with passing a cancer presumption bill.

Please call us with any questions related to occupational cancer claims.

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