Friday, May 23, 2003

New Jersey Supreme Court Allows Claim for PTSD Filed Six Years After Date of Injury

In Diana G. Brunell v. Wildwood Crest Police Department and Samuel Stango v. Lower Township Police Department (A-126/127-2001) the New Jersey Supreme Court explained that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be considered an occupational disease, following decisions of courts in Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Accordingly, the Claimants could file within two years of discovery of their compensable injury.

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