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Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies When Psychological Conditions Are Compensable Under Workers’ Comp. Act.

Recent Ohio Supreme Court Ruling – In Armstrong v. John R. Jurgensen Co., claimant suffered minor physical injuries as a result of a car accident during the course of his employment. Claimant developed PTSD from witnessing the fatal accident. Ultimately, claimant’s PTSD was determined to not be a compensable injury under R.C. 4123.01(C). The court held for a mental condition to be compensable in a claim, the allowed physical conditions sustained must cause the mental condition.

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