Compensation for Mental Illness and Occupational Disease?

Let’s first define what workers’ compensation is. The employer must pay workers’ compensation benefits if an employee has a work-related injury or illness. Some examples of injuries at work are breaking a bone in a fall, getting burned by a chemical splashed on your skin, or for a delivery person being injured in a car accident while making deliveries. Also, other common injuries are repeated exposures at work, such as hurting your wrist from repetitive movements and hearing loss due to constant loud noise.

It is widespread for injured employees to become severely depressed or distressed as a result of their work or the reality created by their physical injuries. It is also possible for mental health problems to develop due to workplace conditions in specific industries and occupations.

When a workplace accident causes or exacerbates an employee’s mental health problems, the worker may be eligible for benefits that cover psychological and psychiatric treatment and lost wages for time away from work. This means that if the worker was unable to work due to a severe work-related physical injury, and his/her inability to support his/her family may lead to diagnosable depression, he/she may also receive benefits for his/her mental health treatment.

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