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Could employee who responded to co-worker’s fatal injury sue employer for PTSD?

A manager sued his employer alleging that, while helping a severely injured employee, he was exposed to serious injury risk himself and as a result developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Does firefighter paramedic get workers’ comp for PTSD?

Did work or some other type of trauma cause a firefighter paramedic to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? The answer to that question is the key to whether he receives workers’ comp benefits.  [Read more…]

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Recent court cases rule in favor of employees using medical pot: What’s going on?

Has a legal tide turned when it comes to workers who have prescriptions for medical marijuana? A judge’s explanation of his ruling in a Connecticut case points out a distinction that is causing some cases to go in favor of the employee.  [Read more…]

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He accidentally killed co-worker: Workers’ comp for PTSD?

A forklift driver ran over a co-worker. The co-worker died, and the forklift driver was denied workers’ comp for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Can FedEx driver get workers’ comp for PTSD?

A former Federal Express courier claims he developed a heart condition and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from work. FedEx says neither one should be covered under workers’ comp. How did a court rule?

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Can nurse get workers’ comp benefits for PTSD?

A nurse says workplace training dredged up memories of abuse he suffered as a child, and that his resulting post traumatic stress disorder left him unable to work. Can he get workers’ comp benefits for PTSD?

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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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Shooting victim’s physical wounds healed; workers’ comp for PTSD?

This motel worker was shot and severely injured. Doctors said he reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) for his physical wounds, but he continued to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Can he continue to receive workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Did boss’s ‘threats’ cause PTSD? Will employee get workers’ comp?

A manager told an employee he’d “shave her dog, sugar her gas tank and burn her house down.” The boss thought the employee was gossiping to his wife about an alleged improper relationship. How did all this turn into a workers’ comp case?

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Alleged affair leads to failed murder-for hire: Workers’ comp for PTSD?

This case provides a reminder that if something at work worsens an employee’s pre-existing condition, the employer may be on the hook to provide workers’ comp benefits. This includes all sorts of injuries, including mental ones.

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