Dynamite Decision on Pre-Employment Physicals and First Responders | New Port Richey First Responders Workers’ Compensation Benefits Lawyer
A dynamite decision was issued by the First District Court of Appeal on September 15, 2008 in Talpesh v. Village of Palm Beach.
Mr. Talpesh has a First Responder pre-employment physical that indicated he had “high blood pressure” but because the pre-employment physical did not reveal heart disease, firefighterTalpesh was entitled to the presumption that his heart disease was caused by his occupation as a firefighter!
I have such a case right now and the Carrier is going to have to acknowledge that my client’s case is compensable since their pre-employment physical did not reveal any evidence of heart disease.
If your Florida workers’ compensation First Responder Heart and Lung claim has been denied because of your pre-employment physical call Florida workers’ compensation First Resonder Heart and Lung claim for a “second opinion.”
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