In his Admiralty Law column, James E. Mercante, a partner at Rubin, Fiorella & Friedman, writes: Imagine being so physically and mentally traumatized by a personal injury that the thought of suicide becomes a reality. Worse yet, imagine acting on the idea and failing. The scenario presents a perplexing legal challenge in the field of Workers' Compensation. Indeed, one such case remains unresolved 10 years after a longshore worker's suicide attempt, but a recent ruling may put the issue to rest.
New Test in Longshore Worker's Attempted Suicide 'Unchained'
New York Law Journal
October 31, 2013