Self-Injury By Suicide
Since suicide is a self-inflicted harm, it is
arguably outside the scope of any employment. However, suicide as an
employment injury is determined by finding a causal connection between
the act, the employment and an underlying injury. Under the
chain-of-causation test, an employee has a valid claim where he can
show that his work-related injury caused a deranged mental condition,
which in turn caused him to commit suicide.