• Pennsylvania Supreme Court Vacates Commonwealth Court Decision Finding Psychic Injury Suffered By Liquor Store Clerk Robbed At Gunpoint Not Compensable
  • March 24, 2014 | Author: Francis X. Wickersham
  • Law Firm: Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. - King Of Prussia Office
  • In a per curiam order from February 2014, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania vacated a Commonwealth Court decision that found a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claim, made by a liquor store clerk robbed at gunpoint, not compensable and remanded it to the Commonwealth Court for reconsideration. The Commonwealth Court had held that the psychic injury claim was not compensable since the injury was the result of normal working conditions, a conclusion the court based on the frequency of such incidents in the area. The Commonwealth Court was also swayed by evidence from the employer that the claimant received considerable training on workplace violence before the robbery occurred.