Highlights of Noteworthy Decisions

Decision 2001 13
M. Crystal - M. Trudeau - A. Grande
  • Credibility
  • Malingering
  • Psychotraumatic disability

The worker suffered a shoulder injury in 2008. The Panel found that the worker had entitlement for psychotraumatic disability. In some cases, a panel will be able to identify a degree of improperly motivated conscious exaggeration without feeling that the genuineness of the basic claim has been totally undermined. That was the situation in this case. Considering the full body of psychological evidence available, the Panel found that the worker had a genuine psychological disorder, notwithstanding his tendency to exaggerate both the accident history and his subsequent pain and psychological symptoms.