post-traumatic stress syndrome News

Oregon Supreme Court Finds Treatment Can be Compensable for Injuries not Accepted

The Oregon Supreme Court reversed both the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Court of Appeals and ruled that an injured worker was entitled to diagnostic services by a psychologist even though no psychological injury had been accepted by the insurer. …

Former Tugboat Crewman Wins Lawsuit Over Katrina

A former towboat crew member has won a $4.3 million judgment on claims that he suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome after being forced by his then-employer to stay on his vessel during Hurricane Katrina. The (Alton) Telegraph reports that U.S. District …