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Employee struck by train, injured at work; did he suffer psychological injuries, too?

An employee suffered serious injuries at work, which were covered under workers’ comp. But one question remained: Did he suffer compensable psychological injuries, too?  [Read more…]

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Forklift ran over, killed worker; can driver get comp for PTSD?

It was described by an eyewitness as a “gruesome scene.” A worker’s leg became wrapped around a forklift’s axle after she was struck by it. Did the forklift driver get workers’ comp benefits for psychological injuries?  [Read more…]

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No workers’ comp because having gun held to your head is part of job?

State laws and court rulings have opened the door for workers’ comp benefits for psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Despite that, this employer tried to deny benefits to an employee because being a victim of an armed robbery was part of the job.

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