Recently, SB 542 was passed for which a legal presumption of injury is applicable for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for certain Firefighters and Peace Officers.
The presumption will become effective as of 1/1/2020, and will only remain in effect until 1/1/25.
This article will discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Presumption, and How It will be applied.
Many work injuries give rise to Peripheral Neuropathies. Peripheral Neuropathy, for all intents and purposes, means damage to the nerves. Nerve Damage can come from many sources. Familiar Neuropathic Injuries include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Herniated Disks in the Spine which compress upon nerves.
Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts among Injured Workers are serious concerns. The Workers’ Compensation Community, Employers, Insurance Companies, Attorneys, Medical Providers. Attorneys and Judges are aware that Injured Workers can suffer to the point at which these events can occur
The Workers’ Compensation Community understands that Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts need to be addressed either through medical treatment and/or compensation. Both Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts can have an impact on an Injured Worker’s workers’ compensation claim.
In California Workers’ Compensation Law, Mental Health Claims are allowable. Mental Health claims are commonly referred to as “stress claims.” Injured Workers pursuing these psychiatric injury claims frequently seek medical attention.
This article will discuss the types of medical treatment available for those seeking mental health care. There are a variety of mental health providers that Injured Workers can encounter as part of their workers’ compensation Psychiatric Injury Claim. This article will also discuss the types of providers and treatment available for mental health treatment. Continue reading
California Workers’ Compensation Law allows for Psychiatric Injuries. As part of both the treatment and evaluations for Psychiatric Workers’ Compensation Claims, Mental Health Practitioners employ psychological testing. This article is intended to discuss the nature of psychological testing within this setting.
It is not uncommon that Injured Workers become overwhelmed with the amount of Psychological Testing that is required in connection with their workers’ compensation claim. Some of these tests can have up to 500 questions to answer. Injured Workers, who are already suffering from an emotional disturbance, become frustrated at going through the process of having to answer all these questions. It is a lot of work. Continue reading