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Did a Car Accident Cause Your PTSD?

More than 30,000 people in the US are killed in car accidents each year. Another 2,000,000 per year suffer injuries. It is widely known that car accidents cause physical injuries. Broken bones, burns, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are possible outcomes after a severe accident. However, car accidents can also cause severe psychological trauma. The Department of Veterans Affairs…
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Should Mortuary Workers Get Workers’ Comp for Stress?

A former worker at a Fort Worth mortuary has sued his former employer for what he claims to be physical and mental injuries he sustained while working. One lawsuit claims that he suffered illness related to the job, and another says that the mental trauma he suffered entitles him to workers’ compensation. He is asking for $100,000 to $1 million…
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Lawmakers Jump Onboard with Workers’ Comp Protections for First Responders

The House Committee on Business and Industry recently heard testimony regarding several workers’ comp-related bills. Of note, some members of the committee seemed particularly sympathetic to measures that would help first responders who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of those bills include: House Bill 1983, submitted by State Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie). This bill would allow firefighters and peace…
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