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What is an Occupational Disease?By Jason Weinstock on December 7, 2019 Posted in Information Center,Occupational Illnesses
Occupational diseases are what you probably think they are… a disease or illness that you have developed or contracted through your employment. Different from an occupational injury, occupational diseases/illnesses often have gradual onsets rather than one specific traumatic occurrence. Occupational diseases can be anything from carpel tunnel syndrome, silicosis, mesothelioma, heart disease, lead poisoning and … Continue reading What is an Occupational Disease?
2015 Changes to Nevada Police/Firefighter Heart and Lung LawsBy Jason Weinstock on July 24, 2015 Posted in Benefits,Information Center,Old Injuries,Police and Firefighters,Reopening rights
The 2015 legislative session made a major change in SB 153 to the heart and lung statutes regarding the application of a conclusive presumption of compensability. A conclusive presumption means that the ill police officer or firefighter does not have to prove that an occupational exposure caused a disabling heart or lung disease. It also … Continue reading 2015 Changes to Nevada Police/Firefighter Heart and Lung Laws