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Is It Workers Compensation? Or Is Stroke, Head Injury Or Behavioural Issues Just Part Of Life?

 

Mr Martin Jackson, Neuropsychologist, conducted a lunchtime presentation on “Is It Workers Compensation? Or Is Stroke, Head Injury Or Behavioural Issues Just Part Of Life?”, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart to an audience of 30 delegates.

Mr Jackson gave an overview of what a neuropsychology examination involves as it relates to cognitive, motor skills, behavioural, linguistic and executive functioning. Diseases were identified where this testing is paramount in determining if they apply to Workers Compensation.  In addition, the importance of obtaining an objective account of the event through hospital and/or ambulance records was discussed in order to determine the correct diagnosis and liability. Post-concussion syndrome and acute stress disorder were used as examples as they present with the same symptomatology and can be indistinguishable without this additional information.

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