201409.22
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Commission Unanimously Affirms PTSD Not Related to MVA Involving Death of Pedestrian

As we previously reported, I&F successfully defended a claim for PTSD allegedly caused by accident in which petitioner, a medical supply driver, struck and killed a pedestrian while making a delivery.  Following the accident, the petitioner received six months of treatment for anxiety. He then stopped treating for  1 ½ years. When he resumed treatment, he was…

201404.18
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I&F Establishes PTSD Not Related to MVA Involving Death of Pedestrian

I&F successfully defends claim for PTSD allegedly caused by accident in which petitioner, a medical supply driver, struck and killed a pedestrian while making a delivery. Following the accident, the petitioner received six months of treatment for anxiety. He then stopped treating for  1 ½ years. When he resumed treatment, he was diagnosed with PTSD…

201403.25
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Everyday Job Stress Not Compensable

The Commission recently affirmed the Arbitrator’s decision in a recent case – Job v. State of Illinois/Ann Kiley Center – in which benefits were denied after the Arbitrator found that the Petitioner failed to prove a sudden, severe emotional shock traceable to a definite time, place and cause. As we recently wrote,  a psychological disability can be…

201403.03
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Commission Puts the Brakes on Truck Driver’s Mental-Mental Claim

In a recent case upheld by the Commission – Shea v. RPRD Dyckman, Inc. –  a truck driver’s claim for benefits was denied after the Arbitrator found that he failed to meet both prongs of the compensability analysis for claims of purely psychological injury, or a psychological injury with no associated physical trauma. In these…