Medic denied PTSD claim after watching colleagues die

She became too ill to work after an accident where she was first on the scene after an ambulance plunged over a cliff and sank to the bottom of a lake


BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — A B.C. paramedic says the province's outdated rules mean first responders who suffer psychological trauma on the job are treated like "disposable heroes."

Joanne Trofanenko was shocked when WorkSafeBC refused to compensate her when she became too ill to work after a 2010 accident.

"We have a saying. You never know when your career-ending call is going to come in."

Read full story: Paramedic Joanne Trofanenko couldn't save colleagues, has PTSD claim denied

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