PTSD Workers’ Comp for First Responders?

This video features Sarah E. Stottlemyer, an Employment and Labor Law attorney based in Georgia.

Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney Explains the Law

Video Transcript:

Tom Mustin: 

Can first responders file a workers' comp claim for PTSD in Georgia? We ask attorney Sarah Stottlemyer in this Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.

Sarah Stottlemyer: 

Unfortunately currently the way the law is, no. That Bill actually died in committee this past session with the Georgia legislature. It is being referred over to the Advisory Committee, which they... In the legislative section of that, so they will be looking at including that. That's basically where you have not suffered any sort of physical injury, but say you are an ambulance driver or something and you have come upon a terrible accident, you're obviously gonna suffer from PTSD from the things that you've seen, technically, if you don't suffer a physical accident then it is non-compensable in Georgia currently, but we're hoping to get that changed.

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