First Responders are people who put their lives on the line for others every day. These people include police officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel and many more.
Often times these people encounter horrific events like death, serious injuries, and other traumatic experiences. Much like some of our men and women in the military who deal with the effects of major emotional and psychological trauma, first responders are being diagnosed with PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
While military personnel may have access to treatment for their PTSD, first responders do not have treatment covered under South Carolina's Worker's Compensation.
Law makers and first responders are working to get language changed in worker's compensation law to include PTSD treatment for those affected on the job.
Worker's Compensation can be a tough and confusing entity to deal with when you are hurt on the job. If you need help with your claim, Myrtle Beach Worker's Compensation Attorney Dirk Derrick has over 28 years experience in getting his clients the treatment and benefits they need. Call today for your FREE consultation. 843-248-7486.
The Derrick Law Firm has offices located in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Charleston, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant, SC.