Surprisingly, work related injuries are a common occurrence. Certainly, this is true for the worker involved with dangerous occupations. Work related injuries happen to people that are in occupations that do not normally expose them to danger too. The important fact is that a state's worker's compensation laws protect workers that are injured on the job. In other words, the employer is responsible for any type of injuries suffered by their employee, while they were on the job. For example, a dock worker is injured while loading a truck on company property. An office worker trips and injures their knee in the company office. Both are covered by worker's compensation. Here is more on dealing with an injury while on the job.
Kathy Goebel is a 16.2 year old English speaking female, who lives with her parents and two sisters. According to Mrs. Goebel (Kathy’s mother), she had normal pregnancy and delivery with Kathy, weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces. Mrs. Goebel claimed Kathy met all of her developmental milestones such as walking, talking, and toileting within the expected times. Mr. Goebel (Kathy’s father) and Kathy were involved in a car accident when Kathy was 8 years old. Due to the accident, Kathy fractured two ribs and sustained a closed head injury. Mr. Goebel and Mrs. Goebel both believe Kathy’s communication impairment may be due to the closed head injury from the car accident.
Tina Hildebrand is a 72-year-old woman who lives in rural Manitoba with her husband John. For most of Tina’s life she lived on the farm with her husband, and moved 10 years ago to a nearby town closer to their children and grandchildren. She is very active in the community through her church, volunteering at thrift stores and cooking for community events. In her spare time, she enjoys her sewing group and attending sporting events and concerts. These activities have been a constant throughout Tina’s life, now she just has more time to devote to them. Tina practiced as a nurse for a few years but as soon as she and John began to have children, she chose to stay home with them. As a young
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at about 1541 hours while represent at Brooklyn Special Victim Unit, located at 653 Grand Ave, Brooklyn, Sgt. Smolarsky, SVU and I interviewed Ms. Ryan-Mary Roberts. The following is a detail description of what transpired;
DOI: 9/30/1997. The patient is a 50-year-old female reservation clerk who sustained a work-related injury to her back and bilateral lower extremities when she tripped and fell.
DOI: 12/13/2012. Patient is a 64-year-old male security officer who sustained a work-related injury to the right knee when he missed a step and fell down the stairs. As per Omni, the patient had a right knee meniscus tear. The patient had right knee replacement on 11/19/14. Per QME Dr. Murphy on 08/11/15, the patient has a 20% whole person impairment rating. Future medical care includes 4-6 visits per year for recurrent symptoms, narcotic/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in addition to gastrointestinal stabilizing medications, pain management specialist monitoring, office visit with an orthopedic surgeon once a year with X-ray, revision surgery in the future and bone scan.
DOI: 9/4/2014. The patient is a 51-year old male paint maker who sustained a work-related injury when he missed a step on a platform and fell, jarring his back. As per OMNI entry, he was diagnosed with lumbar sprain and lumbosacral disc degeneration.
The client name is Johnny. He is an eight-year-old, low SES African American male. He identified himself as Black. He lives with a seven-year-old stepbrother and mother in an independent home in inner city of Milwaukee. The client was referred to intensive outpatient unit by his mother due to suicidal / homicidal ideations (almost daily), impulsive / disruptive behaviors and mood instability both at home and school. Mother was also worried about his sexualized behaviors towards brother, cousin and peers. The client’s behavioral and emotional problems started at the age of four. He has multiple inpatient admissions over the past three years (Mom believes at least five admissions). The client had a multiple trauma history including sexual and
As you may recall, a new cumulative trauma claim was filed on behalf of the applicant, based on the deposition testimony given by the applicant on January 11, 2016. The new cumulative trauma claim alleges an injury to applicant’s head, eye, neck and shoulder spanning from June 1, 2007 through September 1, 2010. The cumulative trauma claim has been alleged against Butler Manufacturing, also known as Bluescope Steel North America. The case number for this claim is ADJ10645627. A denial letter was sent on November 14, 2016 by Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., on behalf of Bluescope Steel North America.
It is vital for support of the mental health professionals that I work with, as well as myself in private practice, to pay close attention to development of any of the conditions and that at the agency I work for, there is information, training, and encouragement of self-care. For purposes of this examination, trauma related stress is divided into these four main conditions. To understand the extent and intensity of symptomology that psychologists are exposed to while providing services to trauma survivors, it is important to appreciate the types of severe symptoms that can occur because of major trauma.
Trauma is a risk factor in the development of both posttraumatic stress disorder and psychosis. Trauma exposure is commonly reported in individuals that had psychotic disorder, and it may be one factor that plays a key role in child abused. However, exposure to childhood abuse is the risk factor for developing psychotic disorder. There are studies that shown the relationship between PTSD and psychotic disorder and how if affect many people.
DOI: 7/26/2012. The patient is a 44-year old female pickup associate who sustained a work-related injury to her hip while moving a barbecue grill. As per OMNI entry, she was initially diagnosed with lumbar strain and sacroiliac joint pain.
Counselors work with clients with traumatic experience and are exposed to these trauma-based situations commonly. As a result, exposure to trauma cases may have a significant impact on them. These trauma cases may include but are limited to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, domestic violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, being in a war, natural disaster, suicide crisis, etc. Although counselors do not actually experience these trauma experience, literature has indicated that counselors may be vicarious traumatized because of hearing and processing their clients’ presenting trauma, leading to adverse impacts on these counselors.