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Trooper’s PTSD from accident scene not compensable (access required)

A state trooper responding to a gruesome traffic accident could not prevail on a claim for purely psychological damages arising from “unfortunately frequent” occurrences in his line of work, the court of appeals held. On August 19, 2015, Virginia State Trooper Dustin Hess responded to a fatal accident scene. A driver had struck an embankment and ...