Many people who live and work in California find their job requires them to be outside for extended periods of time. Especially during the summer months, this can exposure them to high temperatures and harsh ultraviolet rays for extended periods of time. While the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has multiple laws in place that provide guidance to and requirements for employers to keep workers safe, none exist related to heat or sun exposure.
Paralysis is the inability to move one or more parts of your body. It has may be temporary or permanent, but if it occurs due to an injury that you sustained as part of your work as a public safety member, you should be able to recover compensation on account of it.
Post traumatic stress disorder is nothing new, but it's only recently become better understood. Those who are first responders are often diagnosed with PTSD at some point in their lifetime, and now, people are advocating for workers' compensation coverage for police officers, firefighters and paramedics to treat PTSD.