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

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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.

Chartwell Law's Robert J. Baker, Thomas F. Gallagher, and Steven R. Tregea are joined by Atlantic OccuPsych, Inc.'s Douglas Craig, Psy.D. to present this See more +

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.

Chartwell Law's Robert J. Baker, Thomas F. Gallagher, and Steven R. Tregea are joined by Atlantic OccuPsych, Inc.'s Douglas Craig, Psy.D. to present this informative webinar reviewing four potential COVID-19 claims situations and addressing 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. See less -

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