First Responders

Apr 01, 2019

Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer – But what does workers’ comp cover?

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer Seth Tinsley, a Charlotte firefighter of 11 years, died at the age of 34 as a result of brain cancer. He was diagnosed at the age of 29. His name is recognized [...]

Jul 01, 2013

9/11 Fund Starts Making Payments To Victims

By |July 1st, 2013|9/11, Firefighters, First Responders, Government, Mesothelioma, Police, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy Today’s post comes from guest author Jon Gelman from Jon Gelman, LLC – Attorney at Law.The Zadroga 9/11 Victims Claim Fund has started to make payments to victims of the World Trade Center attack. First Responders andthose who lived or worked in the immediate geographical site near “ground [...]

Jan 24, 2013

PTSD and Police Officers at the Newtown Massacre

By |January 24th, 2013|First Responders, Health, Mental Injuries, PTSD, Uncategorized, workers' compensation, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. In civil war battles a soldier may be sitting next to his best friend when a cannonball takes off his friend’s head. The horror [...]

Nov 03, 2011

Sense of Injustice, Occupy Wall Street & A Tornado Survivor From Joplin

By |November 3rd, 2011|First Responders, Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today’s post comes to us from our friend, attorney Jon Gelman of New Jersey. In a dramatic turn of events based upon pubic outrage, an insurance company has reversed its decision and now decided to provide workers’ compensation benefits to a first responder who was injured while providing assistance to tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. [...]

Sep 08, 2011

World Trade Center dust and 9/11 first responders with cancer, time for U.S. Government to stop withholding benefits

By |September 8th, 2011|9/11, Firefighters, First Responders, Government, Mesothelioma, Police, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

This guest post comes to us from our colleague Edgar Romano at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP in New York.  Many courageous first responders, who saved lives at Ground Zero, have since been diagnosed with cancer, and yet the U.S. government does not pay for their treatment. This Saturday, September 10, CNN will air Terror In [...]