Established by the Minnesota State Bar Association to prepare and present high-quality continuing legal education for Minnesota attorneys, the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE) recently hosted the 2019 Workers’ Compensation Deskbook Seminar and invited Ron Meuser, Founder, Meuser Law Office, P.A. to participate in a discussion panel. Held at their state-of-the-art conference center in Minneapolis, the full day event provided comprehensive coverage of various practice developments.
Ron was part of a live session, The PTSD Claim – A Medical and Legal Discussion: Causation, Damages and More, which focused on the importance of post-traumatic stress disorder in the current workers’ compensation climate. Post-traumatic stress disorder is finally being recognized as a serious problem for those who suffer a work-related injury, including the State’s first responders. Since October 2013, Minnesota workers’ compensation laws now include PTSD as a compensable injury.
Ron was joined by other experts in the medical and legal fields with each panel member answering questions and participating in a discussion that resulted in substantive information and perspectives shared with the attendees. The Q & A and discussion topics included, but were not limited to:
- What is PTSD, what are the symptoms and are there pre-existing conditions that make one more susceptible to PTSD?
- What treatment modalities are most effective?
- What circumstances allow for removing an injured worker from the job entirely vs putting work restrictions in place?
- Has there been a rise in the number of cases involving PTSD over the last couple years? If so, can it be attributed to something in particular?
- Discussion about recent Supreme Court cases involving PTSD, and much more
Meuser Law Office, P.A. is on the forefront of raising awareness and establishing standards and procedures for the treatment of patients with a compensable mental impairment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Ron Meuser is honored to be thought of as an expert in this type of law and enjoyed participating in the workers’ compensation seminar discussion panel.
If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD due to a work-related accident or traumatic incident, you should consult with an attorney who specializes in this area of the law. At Meuser Law Office, P.A. we have represented many clients with PTSD, including police officers, firefighters, first responders, and correctional officers. We understand this nuanced area of the law and work with our client to ensure you receive the full benefits to which you are entitled. Contact Meuser Law Office, P.A. for a free, no-obligation consultation today. Call us today at 1-877-746-5680.