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Review of 1942 Higher Court Cases Involving Municipal Firemen

Issue 11 and Volume 96.

Review of 1942 Higher Court Cases Involving Municipal Firemen DURING 1942 many municipal firemen sustained injuries as a result of ordinary risks, and also resulting from defective floors, poorly constructed chairs, poorly lighted stairways, steps, and the like. Whether or not compensation is collectable depends upon the circumstances of the injury. In other recent higher court cases peculiar points of pension laws were before the courts for decisions. Therefore, the purpose of this article is a review of 1942 higher court cases which reveal certain modern methods of deciding legal controversies involving municipal firemen. First, it is important to know that the universal law is that all firemen are legally obligated to exercise ordinary good judgment and care in view of protecting themselves against injuries. In other words, to avoid risks of disallowance of injury claims all firemen should be able to prove that they used the same degree of…

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