Florida Law Officers Want Change to Workers’ Comp PTSD Law

Three years after first responders in Florida won a hard-fought victory to make mental stress a compensable condition, officers now hope lawmakers can tweak the law to correct some problems.

The Florida Police Chiefs Association leaders and law officers from around the state spoke at a legislative hearing last week. They pointed out that the 2018 law gives first responders just a year after a specific incident to file a workers’ compensation claim for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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