Occupational Heart Disease for Firefighters

The Fight for Fire Fighter’s Workers’ Compensation benefits.

The following is the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals opinion regarding Jim Phillips’ workers’ compensation case for occupational heart disease arising from his employment as a firefighter for the City of Hoover.  Jim Phillips, a veteran firefighter, suffered from a heart attack that left him totally disabled.  I tried this case in Shelby County, Alabama and was able to both clarify and establish the law regarding occupational heart disease for  firefighters. Continue reading