Court Extends Workers Comp Benefits to Families of Suicide Victims

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The Herndon – Reston law firm of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. has successfully settled another workers comp suicide case for a Florida family. Using favorable Virginia case law and Doug Landau’s own winning decision in the Elliott case, this Bulgarian family was able to at last get some compensation for their tragic loss. In a similar ruling, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the families of workers who commit suicide following an industrial accident can recover workers compensation benefits. The justices held that benefits may be payable if an on-the-job injury led to the rational impairment that resulted in suicide. The ruling revives a workers compensation claim filed by the widow of a man who shot himself after suffering a severe back injury at work. AP, Las Vegas Review Journal 07/25/2008

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