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Firefighters Union: Not Paying Workers Comp Costs County More Money

Montgomery County career firefighters want an investigation into the company that pays workers compensation claims.

Takoma Park Fire Station 2 at 7201 Carroll Ave. File photo.
Takoma Park Fire Station 2 at 7201 Carroll Ave. File photo.

By Whitney Teal

Not paying legitimate workers compensation claims ultimately costs Montgomery County more money as career firefighters are forced to retire on the county’s dime. That’s what Jeffrey Buddle, president of International Association of Firefighters Local 1664—the union for career firefighters in Montgomery County—alleges in a July 8 letter to the county’s inspector general.

The union wants the IG to launch a probe into the company that handles workers compensation claims and is accusing the company of bungling claims, The Gazette reports.

Read more at The Gazette’s website.

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