In Minnesota there is actually a presumption between firefighters and certain types of cancer based on research that is being done. The authority on this is the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and as we learn more about the different types of cancers and carcinogens, it has an effect on the law and the ability for injured firefighters to bring a claim. This can also have effect on the statute of limitations. If the firefighter has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important that they reach out and talk to someone who specializes in this area of the law. That way they can get the latest information on their ability to bring a claim.
At Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. we, unfortunately, have handled many cases of firefighters with cancer. If this is affecting you or someone in your family, contact attorneys who have experience representing clients with this type of workers’ compensation claim. In addition, you may also be eligible for a PERA Duty Disability claim as well as a Health Care Continuation Benefits claim. Our attorneys would make sure you receive the full benefit you are due.
Contact Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. at 1-877-746-5680 for a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation to discuss your claim.