Tallahassee, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - In a typical workers’ compensation claim, the burden of proving that the injury was work-related lies with the claimant. For Florida firefighters who are diagnosed with a few specific types of cancer, the burden of proof is about to shift to the employer.
On Jan. 27 of this year, a Florida Senate committee unanimously approved Bill 158. Section 2(a) of the bill reads as follows:
Any condition or impairment of the health of a firefighter ...
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