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What Are My Rights as a Volunteer Firefighter?

Volunteer firefighters take great risks to keep our community safe. Even though their jobs may come with a higher risk of danger than others, volunteer firefighters are still entitled to a certain level of safety while working. Below, the firefighter injury lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. outline current regulations put…

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Building Code Violations and How they Endanger Firefighters

Building code violations can cause fires and endanger firefighters in the line of duty. A building code violation can often directly or indirectly result in firefighters sustaining serious injuries. Below, the attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. further explain how building code violations pose a risk to firefighters.    Building Codes…

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Types Of Work Injuries Common Among Firefighters

Working as a firefighter will always come with the daily safety and health risks of dangerous and unpredictable working conditions. The National Fire Protection Association releases a yearly report on United States firefighter injuries. According to the 2019 report, over 60,000 firefighters in the country were injured on the job. Below are the most common…

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An Overview of the Cancer Look-Back Bill

A bill recently signed into law in New York has granted additional protections to retired firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer post-retirement. Here, the General Counsel to the Uniformed Firefighters Association discusses the implications of the bill and how it positively impacts members of the FDNY.  The Bill Recognizes the Heightened Risk for Firefighters to…

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Updates on the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Extension Legislation

House of Representatives Votes in Favor of VCF Extension On Friday, July 12th, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by a large margin to reauthorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until the year 2090. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides compensation to those whose health has been impacted by 9/11 and…

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