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I filed a claim at the same time of my termination ..... I had started treatment on own/med leave then was so far into same I did not convert to comp when I became more clear-headed ... I wanted work-related connection recognized on termination "based on work-related disability" not "ordinary disability"
the insurance fund controverted, maybe employer
reasons - late filing / afterthought, because of termination of employment, because I stayed w/ my insurer instead of pursuing sooner and because of this forms to employer from MD do not show enough evidence (she took over and continued with what was begun) ...
pre-hearing conference today ... trial actually in May to determine "if" claim is valid .......
seems "an extradordinary event" had to occur ......... strikes me as prejudicial towards those with mental health illness related to work where violence occurs .......... Depression, PTSD, and Anxiety either evolves over time or suddenly ... I work for a psych center so this is rather ironic ...... this is an illness, not an accident-related injury ........ frankly it strikes me as outright discrimination .... that is why the question regarding comp or personal injury (going after NYS Insurance Fund and Office of Mental Health) .... I do not even know if I can cancel comp claim and then do personal injury