Firefighters Dealing With Denied Workers' Compensation Claims

By Mark Brodie
Published: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 1:38pm
Updated: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:52pm

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Firefighters at the Mendocino Complex Fire
Mike McMillan/U.S. Forest Service
Firefighters at the Mendocino Complex Fire on Aug. 21, 2018.

Some Arizona firefighters are fighting more than fires — they’re also fighting their cities.

In 2017, state lawmakers passed a bill expanding the list of cancers legally presumed to be the result of firefighter workplace conditions. But some firefighters are struggling to have their workers’ compensation claims approved after a diagnosis.

Katie Campbell with the Arizona Capitol Times has written about this and joined The Show to talk about it.

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