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Supreme Court Clarifies Filing Period for Firefighter Cancer Claims

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 0

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a cancer claim by a firefighter is controlled by a 600-week statute of limitations period, not the 300-week period generally applicable to occupational disease claims. Case: City of Johnstown v. WCAB (Sevanick), No. 28 WAP 2020, 07/21/2021, published. Facts: Michael Sevanick worked for the City of Johnstown as a firefighter for 29 years. After retiring in 2006, Sevanick worked at a car dealership. In 2015, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Procedural history: Sevanick filed a workers’ compensation claim, asserting his cancer was ca...

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