My name is Rachel Barrett and I am an attorney with Meuser Law Office, P.A. I grew up and went to school in Minnesota, and I went to college in Pennsylvania. After college, I joined the Peace Corps where I was motivated to go to law school. I attended law school at William Mitchell and graduated in 2015.
As of January 1, 2019, a new law has gone into effect that may drastically change the way work-related PTSD claims are handled in Minnesota. For PTSD injuries that occur on or after January 1, 2019, there is now a presumption for first responders that their PTSD is work-related. A first responder’s PTSD still must meet the criteria set forth in the DSM-V and be diagnosed by a doctor of psychology or a medical doctor working in a related field.