Workers’ Compensation assists personnel when they have been injured on the job. Staff ensure that paperwork is filed correctly, follow-up treatment for injuries is received, and that employees get the proper care for those injuries. Working in conjunction with the Safety Office and the Wellness Center, the Workers’ Compensation section helps ensure that personnel receive appropriate medical intervention, resulting in a return to full-duty status as quickly as possible.
The Kansas City Star features a story regarding a local Firefighter that dies from cancer in 2015 entitled “As cancer deaths among firefighters soar, their families must fight for compensation”
Series # 1 of a Five Part Series by the Columbus Dispatch entitled "Firefighters and Cancer – Unmasked"
NBC-DFW News report entitled "I'm Not Giving Up": Firefighters Battling Cancer & Worker's Comp Denials
An Ottowa local news article entitled “Groundbreaking research" shows Ottowa Firefighters absorb harmful chemicals through skin
- Austin Fire Department
- Emergency Medical Services
Dispute a Claim
Texas Department of Insurance
Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC)
Phone: (800) 252-7031
Office of Injured Employee Counsel (OIEC)
The state agency created to help you through the appeal process
Phone: (866) 393-6432