This paper entitled “Malingerers or Maligned: Violent Workplace Crime, Psychological Injury and Workers’ Compensation“, authored by Paul Marks (2002) examines the institutional response to increasing numbers of claims for stress-related injury in the workplace. All workers who make claims for stress-related injury are viewed as a homogonous group despite striking variations in aetiology.
Despite the focus on aetiology, the idea that many of these claimants are malingerers prevails. Marks challenges that view using the preliminary results of his research. The primary source of data is from interviews with workers who suffered psychological injury because of their involvement in a violent workplace incident.
Malingerers or maligned? Psychological injury and workers compensation
Violent Workplace Crime, Psychological Injury and Workers Compensation
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