Suicide Attributed to Work
Brodsky C M
Workers’ compensation laws provide death benefits for the survivors of suicide as a result of a work-incurred physical or psychological injury. A study of claims revealed that sudden changes in organization, conflict of loyalties, reactions to pain & economic & status deprivation resulting from disability or unemployment were involved. Those treating subjects whose jobs were the source of stress failed to recognize their patients’ desperation & urged them to stay at their jobs.