No Workers’ Comp for Security Guard with Preexisting Mental Stress

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A correctional officer claimed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefits after seeing an inmate jump to his death from a high pole. WHSCC said no. The officer had a history of mental stress disorders. Thus while the incident she witnessed was a traumatic event, it only aggravated and didn’t cause her PTSD problems [20178372 (Re), 2017 CanLII 44557 (NB WCAT), July 13, 2017].