PTSD of employee who witnessed deaths at work compensable: Court

 Thursday, June 14, 2012

 Business Insurance

The Tennessee Supreme Court says a man who witnessed the deaths of two co-workers should receive workers compensation for his post-traumatic stress disorder claim, even though it was filed more than a year after the accidents. Steven Ratliff worked as a melt shop attendant for Joliet, Ill.-based Gerdau Ameristeel Inc. according to court records. He saw the body of an Ameristeel employee who died after falling from a platform in February 2008, and saw the body of another co-worker who fell to his death in a different area of the Ameristeel plant in April 2008.
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