Mental Injuries

Jan 24, 2013

PTSD and Police Officers at the Newtown Massacre

By |January 24th, 2013|First Responders, Health, Mental Injuries, PTSD, Uncategorized, workers' compensation, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has seen or experienced a traumatic event that involved the threat of injury or death. In civil war battles a soldier may be sitting next to his best friend when a cannonball takes off his friend’s head. The horror [...]

Jan 19, 2012

Dystonia Is Often Misunderstood

By |January 19th, 2012|Mental Injuries, Uncategorized, Workplace Injury|0 Comments

Several years ago I had a client in North Carolina who was an insurance man. While taking some papers out of the back of his car at work he slipped, hit his head and developed a neurological conditon called “Dystonia.” I did some research and discovered that it is a disorder that affects the nervous [...]

Oct 20, 2011

Suicide – Recognize the Signs Before It’s Too Late

By |October 20th, 2011|Mental Injuries, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp' Basics, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Several years ago I had declined to represent an injured truck driver until his wife called me and said she found a suicide note and asked me to reconsider. I did and was able to help him. I believe there is a connection between suicide and workers’’ compensation. Clearly the pain of an injury, coupled [...]

Aug 18, 2011

Mental Injuries in Workers’ Compensation

By |August 18th, 2011|Mental Injuries, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today we’re featuring another guest post by our colleague Tom Domer of Wisconsin. Here Tom shares the legal tests that establish whether damages for mental injury will be awarded. For mental injuries following a physical injury, the standard is “Is the mental disability… related to the work injury?” For cases that don’t involve a physical [...]