Cancer Diagnosis Qualifications

Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer as a first responder? Watch this video about cancer diagnosis qualifications in Florida, then call our office.

Question:

As a first responder, if I am diagnosed with cancer, can I qualify for workers’ compensation in Florida?

Answer:

Cancer Diagnosis Qualifications We were recently contacted by another attorney regarding the cancer presumption and first responders. We advised that attorney that cancer presumption is unique in that it’s an opt-out of the workers’ compensation system, meaning that the Florida statutes provide presumptive coverage for firefighters if they develop cancer and meet the qualifying criteria. However, it is an opt-out of the workers’ compensation system, meaning that they’re not provided workers’ compensation benefits, but they are provided benefits pursuant to the statute.

If you are a firefighter who has been diagnosed with cancer and think that it is related to your employment as a firefighter, we invite you to contact us so we can discuss your options.


Have you or a loved one been injured at work as a first responder and have questions about cancer diagnosis qualifications? Contact experienced Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys at Oliver & Fox today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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