Recently sb 542 was passed for which a legal presumption of injury is applicable for post traumatic stress disorder for certain firefighters and peace officers the presumption will become effective as of 1 1 2020 and will only remain in effect until 1 1 25. In the case of police officers rescue or ambulance workers or firefighters post traumatic stress disorder that is diagnosed by a mental health professional shall be presumed to have been incurred during service in the line of duty and shall be compensable unless it is shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the post traumatic stress . Injuries which stem from nervous shock and which are triggered by it are known as post traumatic stress disorder ptsd under irish law with some exceptions personal injury cases are initially brought through the injuries board under the personal injuries assessment board acts 2003 and 2007. Post traumatic stress disorder injuries in workers compensation have recently attracted the attention of legislators and other system stakeholders stakeholders should continue to raise awareness about the impact of ptsd on employees and the wc system. Post traumatic stress is defined as a type of stress encountered at incidents that are or are perceived as capable of causing serious injury or death the person encountering the stress does not have to be the one whose life is being threatened this stress can also occur to witnesses
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