San Francisco: SF Muni bus drivers call out assaults, indifference

A group of public transportation drivers recently met with the media to relay horror stories about being physically and verbally assaulted while on the job, and what they call the failure of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to adequately protect them and respond after they are assaulted. Mission Local

Florida: Workers’ comp to cover PTSD starting next month

A new Florida law will take effect next month that expands workers’ compensation benefits for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, law enforcement officers and other first responders. Prior to the law’s passage, PTSD was only covered by worker’s comp if a mental injury was accompanied by a physical injury that required medical treatment. WUSF

Fertilizer plant worker sues for retaliatory termination

A former employee is suing a fertilizer company on grounds that it retaliated against him for filing a workers’ compensation claim after he was burned by acid and suffered psychological injuries including post-traumatic stress disorder. Tampa Bay Times

Police officer denied workers’ compensation for accidental on-duty shooting

A 30-year veteran of the Norwalk, Connecticut Police Department who was accidentally shot by a fellow officer during training session at a gun range last year has been denied workers’ compensation twice by the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, on grounds that his Type 1 diabetes is preventing him from returning to work. The Hour (Norwalk, […]