Posts Tagged ‘worker’s compensation’

Ohio Gov. Kasich signs firefighter cancer presumption bill into law

10 Jan 2017 by under News

Airport firefighters drill 100x100 Ohio Gov. Kasich signs firefighter cancer presumption bill into lawLast week joined the ranks of three dozen states that presume with cancer should receive workers’ compensation, according to Business Insurance and The News-Herald.

Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio Senate Bill 27, named the Michael Louis Palumbo Jr. Act after a fire captain diagnosed with brain cancer, on Jan. 4, 2016. The act allows firefighters to be eligible for workers’ comp benefits if they were involved in at least six years of hazardous duty, according to the news sources. The presumption that the cancer was caused in the workplace can be rebutted only if evidence proves the firefighter smoked or was exposed to tobacco products outside of the office; developed cancer before joining a fire department; is 70 or older; or hasn’t been assigned to hazardous duty in 20 years. (more…)


Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesothelioma

9 Apr 2013 by under Legal, News

Missouri Department of Labor logo 100x100 Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesotheliomaThere is legislation pending in that would require employees seeking compensation for “occupational diseases due to ,” including mesothelioma, to rely on workman’s compensation benefits. The bill, Senate Bill 1, would prevent employees from seeking justice in a court of law for injuries and deaths related to on-the-job exposure to toxins. (more…)