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Changes to Nevada Workers Compensation Law for Stress (PTSD) Claims and Concurrent Wages After the Passing of AB 492.By Jason Weinstock on December 27, 2019 Posted in Average Monthly Wage,Concurrent wages,Legislative proposals,psychological injury
AB 492 was a “two birds with one stone” bill that was passed during the 2019 legislative session. The bill brought much needed changes to Nevada workers compensation law for both stress claims and the calculation of concurrent wages! Changes Made to the Statute for Stress Claims. NRS 616C.180 is the statute that governs claims … Continue reading Changes to Nevada Workers Compensation Law for Stress (PTSD) Claims and Concurrent Wages After the Passing of AB 492.
Recently, I wrote a blog post about PTSD in which I discussed the Nevada Supreme Court’s decision in the McGrath case, involving a police officer whose stress claim was denied because she claimed that a series of events over 18 months in her work as a traffic police officer, as opposed to one specific dangerous … Continue reading Occupational Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of Police Officers
There are two ways a Nevada worker might receive treatment for a post-traumatic stress disorder under a Nevada workers’ compensation claim: 1) The claimant has an accepted claim for a physical injury and the PTSD is a compensable consequence of that injury and needs treatment. If so, the claimant might get some psychological counseling and … Continue reading Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- Nevada Comp Law
Here’s an intersting article on PTSD:that sheds some light on why subsequent events that are minor can trigger such a strong reaction in the PTSD patient. http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/10/08/mice-study-suggests-brain-switch-implicated-in-ptsd/45723.html?