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CFO: PTSD Law Allows Medical Benefits Without Physical Injury

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 0

Florida’s chief financial officer and the Florida Department of Financial Services said in court filings that the state’s workers’ compensation laws allow first responders to receive medical benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder without having an accompanying physical injury. The CFO and Financial Services Department filed an amicus curiae brief with the state’s 1st District Court of Appeal in support of Roger Williams, a retired firefighter in Brevard County whose 2021 claim for PTSD was denied. The Department of Financial Services argues that the state has two...

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