Tag Archives: PTSD

Arizona Officer’s PTSD Not Barred By Three-Year Delay in Filing Claim

Arizona’s one-year filing requirement [see Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 23-1061(A)] is an affirmative defense and the employer or carrier bears the burden of production of evidence to support that defense, held a state appellate court in Pitts v. Indus. Comm’n … Continue reading

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Washington Public Defender May Be Able to Recover in Tort for Work-Related PTSD

Restrictive “Mental-Mental” Coverage in State’s Comp Act Opens Door to Potential Liability In a case with a bizarre fact pattern, a King County (Washington) public defender, who contended that she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after she was stalked and … Continue reading

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Kentucky Considers PTSD Benefits—but Only for First Responders

Animal Farm Logic: “All [workers] are equal, but some [workers] are more equal than others.” House Bill 40, which would provide workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), but only for certain specified first responders, was introduced into the … Continue reading

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Commentary: How Equitable is Florida’s New PTSD Coverage?

What Does Florida Have Against Teachers and Bartenders? As I posted Monday [click here to view that post], a bill to extend relatively broad PTSD coverage to Florida’s first responders was passed unanimously by both state houses earlier in March. … Continue reading

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Florida Legislature Approves PTSD Coverage for First Responders

Earlier this month, the Florida Senate and House both unanimously passed Senate Bill 376, so as generally to allow workers’ compensation benefits for first responders who suffer PTSD as a result of their work. The coverage protection, which treats PTSD … Continue reading

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Virginia Court Reiterates Objective Standard For PTSD Claims

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission did not err when it found that a state trooper’s PTSD did not arise out of and in the course of his employment [Hess v. Virginia State Police, 2017 Va. App. LEXIS 280 (Nov. 14, 2017)]. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Does Pop Culture’s PTSD Discussion Give You Combat Fatigue?

Martin Klug’s New Book Provides Important Insight During a famous incident that occurred in Sicily during August 1943, General George S. Patton, in two separate incidents, slapped U.S. Army privates who were being treated for “combat fatigue” in Army evacuation … Continue reading

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Tennessee Nurse’s PTSD Claim Fails In Spite of Flashback to Being Raped As Child

In an opinion not yet designated for publication [see Ireton v. Horizon Mental Health Mgmt., LLC, 2016 Tenn. LEXIS 3 (Jan. 19, 2016), a Tennessee appeals panel affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits to a registered nurse of a … Continue reading

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Tennessee Mattress Store Manager Prevails in PTSD Claim After Encounter with Purse Snatching Customers

The manager of a Tennessee mattress store, who alleged that she sustained a psychological injury (“PTSD”) when she pursued two persons into the employer’s store parking lot after they had stolen her her purse under a desk near the front … Continue reading

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New York Court Affirms PTSD Award to Physician’s Assistant Threatened by Surgeon During Surgical Procedure

A New York appellate court has affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board that awarded workers compensation benefits for a stress-related injury sustained by a cardiothoracic physician’s assistant (“PA”) who contended she was threatened with physical violence by … Continue reading

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