WI Firefighters Lobby for PTSD Bill

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More than 100 Wisconsin firefighters and emergency responders lobbied for a PTSD bill, reports Channel 3000.

The bill would remove barriers for public safety officers to get worker’s compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Because of a 1974 Supreme Court decision, to get worker’s compensation, public safety officers must demonstrate a PTSD diagnosis based on extraordinary stress above what is usually experienced by others on the job. With a job where stress is normal, that’s a hard standard to meet.

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