Monday, August 17, 2015

Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Benefits for Police and Other Public Safety Employees

Police officers and other public safety personnel face unique hazards at work due to the nature of their jobs. For this reason, public safety workers injured on the job are entitled to additional benefits under Maryland Workers’ Compensation law. Occupational Disease Presumption The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act includes a special presumption that favors public safety workers who develop certain conditions. The law lists specific conditions that, if developed by public safety employees, are presumed to be job-related, and therefore compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Law enforcement officers (including police officers, deputy sheriffs and correctional officers) hypertension, heart disease Fire fighters – hypertension; heart disease; and lung disease; and in some cases leukemia; prostate, rectal, or throat cancer; multiple myeloma; non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; brain, testicular or breast cancer Department of Natural Resources employees – Lyme disease; and in so

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