Maryland Workers' Compensation Benefits for Firefighters

When it comes to workers' compensation, Maryland firefighters and paramedics are entitled to special privileges that are not afforded to the general public. Here are a few of the perks:

1. Higher Compensation Rate

Firefighters and paramedics are entitled to a higher compensation rate than other injured workers in many claims, allowing them to receive approximately double the amount someone else would receive for the exact same injury.

2. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

If you are a firefighter or paramedic and have been diagnosed with hypertension, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The process of filing a hypertension claim is very straightforward and simple if you have proper representation. Once your claim is accepted, you won't ever have to pay for your medications ever again (not even any co-pays!). Additionally, you are entitled to financial compensation once the claim is accepted.

3. Heart Disease

Similar to hypertension claims, firefighters and paramedics are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for heart disease too. This includes coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmia, sudden heart failure, and more.

4. Cancers

Firefighters and paramedics may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits for any of the following medical conditions:

  • Leukemia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Breast Cancer

Time Limits for Claims Involving Hypertension, Heart Disease or Cancer

If you are diagnosed with any of these conditions after you retire, you may still be eligible (even if you retired 20 years ago). You may also be eligible if you had hypertension or a heart condition prior to joining the fire department. Simply put, if you are a firefighter or paramedic and have ever been diagnosed with any of these conditions, contact us!

Contact Our Workers' Compensation Lawyers

The workers' compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Mitchel M. Gordon are aggressive, fast and readily available. Founded by former Baltimore City police officer Mitch Gordon, we care about every client we represent. Contact us today for a free consultation.