Under a new Washington state law signed by Governor Jay Inslee Friday, the Department of Labor and Industries can now pay worker’s compensation claims for first responders who suffer PTSD from their work experiences.

In the past, those claims were denied unless the illness could be attributed to a single incident, said Michael White, legislative liaison for the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.

“I think this allows for firefighters and cops to be fixed when our job breaks us,” White told KING 5.

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