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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.

If you are placed on a No Duty work status for a Workers’ Compensation compensable injury, you will continue to receive your City of Austin paycheck but many things are going on behind the scenes and your participation is required in order for the issues to be handled correctly and promptly.

We’ve all heard the word “mindfulness” being thrown around lately as if it’s a new trend. The truth is, the practice of mindfulness has been around for quite some time!

When you sustain an IOJ (Injury on the Job) and you need emergency care, you should seek treatment at
any emergency facility for your immediate/urgent medical care needs.
 

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