Police and law enforcement officers

THE POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER PRESUMPTION FOR SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Recently, SB 542 was passed for which a legal presumption of injury is applicable for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for certain Firefighters and Peace Officers.

The presumption will become effective as of 1/1/2020, and will only remain in effect until 1/1/25.

This article will discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Presumption, and How It will be applied.

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psychiatric work injuries

Domestic Terrorism and Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

There have been a number of incidents in both California and the United States which can arguably be called acts of “Domestic Terrorism.”   In recent years, there have been incidents in Gilroy, California, San Bernardino, California, and Poway, California which could arguably be labeled as “Domestic Terrorism.”   Essentially, these acts have impacted Northern, Central, and Southern California.

Frequently, these terrorist acts occur in areas or locations at which workers are present.   These workers are at risk of sustaining work-related injuries. This article will discuss various Labor Code Sections which may be applicable in the event of “Domestic Terrorism.”

Recently, there was the enactment of Labor Code Section 4600.05. This specific Labor Code Section addresses acts of “Domestic Terrorism.” There are other relevant Labor Code Sections as well. Continue reading

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