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Cancer Claim, Firefighters Assessment Panel

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The Victorian Government has announced the formation of the Firefighters Assessment Panel to assist in the management and assessment of career and volunteer firefighter cancer related claims.

Firefighters who contract cancer through firefighting are entitled to compensation, either through the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in the case of volunteers, or WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) in the case of career firefighters. The Firefighters Assessment Panel is managed by WorkSafe with the support of CFA and comprises expert medical, technical and claims specialists to ensure prompt, compassionate and fair assessments for all cancer related claims.

Firefighter cancer claims advisory service

WorkSafe and CFA have also established a toll free cancer related firefighter claims Advisory Service. Both career and volunteer firefighters can contact the Advisory Service on 1800 060 729 or by email at firefighterinfo@worksafe.vic.gov.au for career staff and at firefighterinfo@cfa.vic.gov.au for volunteers.

Firefighter cancer claims form

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