Camden, NJ asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey

Q: What types of psychological injuries are covered by workers' comp laws?

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Paul J. Riviere
Paul J. Riviere
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Jackson, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Both accidental injury or an occupational disease resulting from stressful working conditions may be compensable. Generally, the working conditions must be stressful; when viewed objectively, the stressful working conditions must be peculiar (not just common to everyone) to a particular work place; and there must be objective evidence supporting the medical opinion finding a resulting psychiatric disability. PTSD after witnessing a traumatic event at work is one example of a psychiatric injury.

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