A bill that would help first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) is closer to becoming law in South Carolina.
Unlike a physical injury, mental illnesses or mental injuries are not covered under workers’ compensation.
House bill 3939 will allow first responders like firefighters and law enforcement to receive workers compensation if diagnosed with a stress-related and mental illness caused by a traumatic event while on duty.
– PUB DATE: 5/4/2021 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: WTOC-TV CBS 11 Savannah
Source: SEAFC National Fire News