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Calls to help injured Tassie firefighter after insurer refuses to pay medical costs

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If you were injured at work, you would likely expect your employer’s insurance to cover your medical costs - especially if you were a firefighter deployed on a campaign fire at the time.

However, this isn’t the case for Tasmanian firefighter, Robert Boost, who was left with a brain injury after being struck on the head by a falling tree branch.

Tasmania Fire Service’s insurer, Allianz, has since notified Rob it will no longer pay for some of his recommended medical treatments, leaving Rob in a position where he is now seeking legal advice.

Leigh Hills, Vice-President of the United Firefighters Union of Australia Tasmania Branch, joins Fairsy this morning to discuss the unfortunate situation, calling on members of the public to support Rob’s Go Fund Me page.

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