Ohio Bill Would Allow Workers’ Compensation For Police PTSD

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s emergency responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits even if they don’t have physical injuries under proposed legislation a state Senate panel is considering. It would apply to police and other peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians diagnosed with PTSD arising from their work. The current law doesn’t allow for compensation of psychiatric conditions unless the worker with…

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First Thursday, February 2015

In this month’s podcast, Will talks about the influence of American Legislative Exchange Council and various anti-public safety union bills it has created that are working their way through state legislatures across the nation. He also covers the following cases: Heart-lung presumption does not require proof that disease caused condition, Di Luzio v. City of Santa Fe, 2015 WL 178396 (N.M. App. 2015) Retroactive application of California’s new pension…

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