Detroit Teacher Files Workers Comp Claim After Student Fight

Detroit Teacher Who Broke Up Fight Between Students with Broom Files Workers Comp Claim for Trauma A Detroit public school teacher, who became famous after a video of her breaking up a fight between two students with a broom went viral, has filed a workers comp claim with her employers asserting that she now suffers post-traumatic stress disorder from the incident, rendering her unable to return to work. Tiffani Eaton, 31 years old, filed a workers comp claim on Thursday, July 9th, with the Education Achievement Authority, the group that … [Read more...]

House Bill Expands Workers Comp Benefits for SC Police Officers

South Carolina House Passes Expanded Workers Comp Bill for Police Officers with Work-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Police officers suffer a great deal of mental and emotional stress in the course of their jobs, and now a bill passed by the South Carolina House of Representatives will expand workers comp help to support officers with post-traumatic stress disorder. The bill, passed Wednesday, January 15th, was inspired by the case of Brandon Bentley, a police officer from Spartanburg, SC. While working for the Spartanburg County … [Read more...]

Travis the Chimp Precluded Workers Comp Recovery

It has been over a year since Travis, the 200-pound chimpanzee, went berserk, mauled Charla Nash and left her for dead. As you may remember, the chain of events started after Travis' owner simply asked Ms. Nash to help lure the chimp back into her house. While she survived, it is an absolutely understatement to say that Ms. Nash's life will never be the same. Frank Chiafari, the police officer who shot the chimpanzee after it tried to get into his patrol car, was forced to suffer as well. Despite suffering from post-traumatic … [Read more...]