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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Other Mental Health Workers' Compensation Claims Arising During COVID-19

Washington, D.C.
November 17, 2021
April 8, 2021

As we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic the psychological effects upon employees, especially those that fall within the ‘essential’ category, are coming to light. Mental and psychological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and insomnia are all increasing in frequency among state workers’ compensation claims.

This webinar reviews four potential COVID-19 claims situations and addresses what safeguards employers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington D.C. may take to limit possible exposure.

  • A nurse experiences stress and anxiety resulting from an increased workload and daily interaction with COVID-19 related fatalities but does not contract the virus.
  • A grocery store clerk is assaulted by a customer after confronting the customer about mask use and later experiences PTSD.
  • An airport employee contracts COVID-19 at work and is subsequently diagnosed with depression after having long-term effects of COVID-19.
  • A well-known pizza restaurant employee develops PTSD after being berated by customers because it is the only take-out restaurant open, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

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