At Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC, we are pleased to announce that Connecticut Speaker of the House Matthew Ritter appointed Attorney David J. Morrissey to the Task Force to Study Cancer Relief Benefits for Firefighters.
“I am confident that the knowledge and experience that you bring to this position will be of great value to the Task Force.”
About the Task Force to Study Cancer Relief Benefits for Firefighters
The Task Force to Study Cancer Relief Benefits for Firefighters was established by Substitute Bill No. 141. Members will study the adequacy of the existing firefighters’ cancer relief program and the feasibility and implications of providing workers’ compensation and other benefits to firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer.
According to Danbury Senator Julie Kushner and WLAD, the state needs to better examine the needs of firefighters given the sacrifices they make for our community. Studies show that compared to the general population, firefighters face a 9% increase in cancer diagnoses and a 14% increase in cancer-related deaths.
Hopefully, the Task Force to Study Cancer Relief Benefits for Firefighters will find a way to balance this equation.
About David J. Morrissey
David J. Morrissey is the founding attorney at Morrissey, Morrissey & Rydzik, LLC. He has been a board-certified specialist in workers’ compensation law for more than 40 years and represented clients at all levels of the workers’ compensation system, including the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Ritter is not the only individual or institution to recognize Attorney Morrissey’s skill and experience. Attorney Morrissey has been recognized by Super Lawyers®, Martindale Hubbell, and Law & Politics Magazine, among others. He is also a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.
With this new position, Attorney Morrissey hopes to improve the workers’ compensation system for firefighters. In his practice, Attorney Morrissey works hard to help ensure the workers’ compensation system works for the people it aims to protect.
While Attorney Morrissey serves on the Task Force to Study Cancer Relief Benefits for Firefighters, he remains available to clients at our firm.