With the many factors influencing commute decisions for Florida workers, it's not surprising that many carpool on a day-to-day basis. The cost of gasoline is one of the most prominent; it has been for many years, and it isn't likely to change any time soon. Government encourages ridesharing by providing extra lanes for vehicles carrying more than the driver in some areas where congestion slows people down. But when one of these vehicles is involved in an accident on the way to or from work, is it considered to be a workplace injury?
Generally speaking, most folks connect post-traumatic stress disorder with soldiers and veterans. It is a common term in public forums, and is understandably concerning to military families and their friends. But the term also encompasses many other causes besides war participation. Any traumatic event in a person's life can cause PTSD. According to a workers' compensation commission decision, that can include a workplace injury as well.