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New York: Stress Must be Proved According to Objective, Not Subjective Standard
Posted on 26 Oct 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A New York appellate court held that in order to establish a claim for PTSD, it was insufficient for a state correctional officer to show that he had been made to feel threatened--an inmate threatened to do bodily harm to the officer's family--he... Read More

North Carolina: Insurance Adjuster Fails to Show Stresses of Her Job Were Sufficient to Establish Occupational Disease Claim
Posted on 27 Aug 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Noting that in order to recover benefits for a stress-related condition under North Carolina's definition of occupational disease, it was insufficient merely to show that the employee endured "employment stressors" as a part of her work... Read More

Arizona: Unusual Stress, Not Unusual Event, Key to Deputy’s Entitlement to PTSD Benefits
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

An Arizona appellate court reversed a decision of the state’s Industrial Commission that denied a PTSD claim filed by a deputy sheriff, finding the Commission had concentrated on the unusual nature of the event which triggered the deputy’s... Read More

New York: Registered Nurse Could Not Recover for Mental Injury Where Genesis of Claim Arose from Bona Fide Personnel Action
Posted on 6 Apr 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Stressing that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board was to be afforded significant deference to its decisions related to witness credibility, a New York appellate court affirmed a Board finding that a nurse’s work-related stress did... Read More