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As new medical studies came out in recent years revealing the extent that mental health injuries could have on a person, several states considered legislation to allow standalone mental health injuries to be covered by workers’ compensation. (Photo: Bigstock) As new medical studies came out in recent years revealing the extent that mental health injuries could have on a person, several states considered legislation to allow standalone mental health injuries to be covered by workers’ compensation. (Photo: Bigstock)

Connecticut’s governor, Ned Lamont, has signed into law a bill providing workers’ compensation benefits to police officers, parole officers and firefighters who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing an unnerving event in the line of duty.

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