Ohio Supreme Court Rules Workers Comp Does Not Cover Mental Health

Workers Comp Can Go To Mental Health Only When Related to Physical Injury The Ohio Supreme Court decided on June 5th that workers comp could only cover mental health problems if they were related to a physical injury that occurred on the job. In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court sided with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation against former truck driver Shaun Armstrong, who worked out of Cincinnati. Originally, Armstrong filed a workers comp claim for post-traumatic stress disorder related to a vehicle accident that occurred in 2009 … [Read more...]

Missouri Updates Workers Comp to Help Disabled Workers

Missouri Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Replenish Insolvent Worker’s Comp Fund On Thursday, May 16th, Missouri lawmakers gave final approval for a measure that would double fees charged to businesses so that they can replenish an otherwise insolvent fund meant for workers who need workers comp after becoming disabled on the job. The legislation currently waits for Governor Jay Nixon’s signature. If the legislation passes that final step of approval, then, in the next year, payments to disabled former workers who have waited a long time … [Read more...]