Are Psychological Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act covers all injuries “arising in the course and scope of employment.” This includes all injuries sustained on the employer’s premises as well as off-premises incurred while engaged in the furtherance of the employer’s business. The Workers’ Compensation Act and case law define the terms and the circumstances and facts necessary to prove a covered work injury.
In Pennsylvania, psychological injuries may be covered but particular standards must be met in order to establish a workers’ compensation claim. Psychological injuries fall into different categories. The first category is the psychological injury that results from a physical work injury. Another type of psychological injury is one that results from stress in the work place. The worker must prove that the psychological injuries resulted from an “abnormal working condition” which is very difficult to establish.
If you believe that you have suffered a work injury, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys at Freeburn & Hamilton. Our attorneys are certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as specialists in workers’ compensation law. Freeburn & Hamilton provides 12 office locations in Central Pennsylvania for the convenience our clients. If you can’t come to our office location, don’t worry, we can meet with you at your home or hospital at a convenient time for you.
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Give us a call today at the 7’s, that is (717) 777-7777.Freeburn & Hamilton Your Workers’ Compensation Law Firm 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300 Harrisburg, PA 17110 Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005