A Look at SB 2551 and Cancer Presumption for First Responders

By the Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC) One of the most significant bills passed in the 86th Legislature affecting first responders was SB 2551. Due to the nature of employment, firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) could be exposed to conditions that may cause cancer. For this reason, certain cancers are presumed to have […]

OIEC First Responder Liaison for Texas Workers’ Comp

HB 2082, which created a first responder liaison at the Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC) within the Texas Workers’ Comp program, went into effect on September 1, 2017. Click here to learn more: OIEC First Responder Liaison HB 2082