A firefighter diagnosed with colon cancer seeks to receive workers compensation, as he bravely fought fires in the city of Bedford for over 20 years.
The 51-year-old man, whose cancer has spread to his liver and lungs, contends that his disease was caused by cancer-causing substances on the job. He also argues the city should have pre-screened firefighters for cancer.
Meanwhile, the Texas Municipal League, which handles workers’ compensation insurance in Bedford, argues the cancer is not work-related.
Besides financial compensation, the firefighter wants to take time off for treatments without using sick time, which would both be covered under workers’ compensation.
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