PTSD Found Compensable in Recent Virginia Workers’ Comp Decision

Obtaining Virginia workers compensation benefits for a purely psychological injury is difficult. Usually an injured employee must have also suffered a physical injury by accident to have a decent chance of receiving benefits for a psychological condition. But a recent decision by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission affirmed an award of benefits to a claimant…

Not Getting Enough Sleep? You May Have a Greater Risk of a Work Injury.

Let’s take a quiz.   Do you work in one of the following industries?   Manufacturing and production (warehouse work; assembly line; forklift operator) Healthcare support (MRI technologist, dental hygienist, occupational therapy assistant, etc.) Food preparation and service (server; waiter or waitress; cook) Protective service (security guard; night watchmen; surveillance system monitor) Healthcare practitioners (doctors,…