Toronto Star: ‘Like hanging on to a freight train’: Veteran journalist fights to have his work-related PTSD recognized

“For Butler, a big challenge has been the battle for his PTSD to be recognized and compensated by Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), after the board dismissed his initial claim in October 2019. The board, Butler said, ruled the traumatic stress he experienced was tied to a disagreement with a colleague after he refused to continue covering the Kargus trial, and not due to cumulative exposure to trauma for years as part of his job. Butler has since appealed, arguing that journalists can suffer PTSD in the same way that front-line responders do.”

Article:  ‘Like hanging on to a freight train’: Veteran journalist fights to have his work-related PTSD recognized
Author: Nadine Yousif
Date: May 25, 2022