Are you a veteran that served aboard a vessel that operated within 12 nautical miles from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975? Do you suffer from medical conditions that have been linked to exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange?
Last week, House Bill 2028 became law drastically increasing benefits paid to the families of our law enforcement officers and firefighters tragically killed while in the line of duty. This is such an important and well deserved change.
I have had several firefighters, EMTs and paramedics ask me if they can get compensation for their heart or lung disease under “the new Heart and Lung Act.”
When you hurt your hand at home, you usually can call your doctor’s office and get into see someone fairly quickly. Then if the doctor recommends a diagnostic test or physical therapy, you can call the place you want it performed and set up the first available appointment.
Are our first responders entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when they are injured while providing help in their official capacity while off the clock?
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