Category Archives: PTSD

SENATE BILL 542—PTSD PRESUMPTION

In October of 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 542 into law. A workers’ compensation reform bill, the legislation created a rebuttable presumption that certain public safety employees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a compensable industrial injury. Here, our California workers’ compensation defense attorneys provide a more comprehensive explanation of […]

PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEE’S POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER PRESUMPTION

Since 1937 there have been presumptions that specific types of injuries to listed public safety employees are industrial.  Starting in 1937 heart trouble suffered by certain firefighting employees has been presumed industrial.  The categories of employees and the different diagnosis that qualify for presumptions have expanded since then. One of the most recent presumptions added […]