Moreno Valley, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: I have a work related injury from 2016 I had surgery and also suffer from arthritis this has not only taken a toll on

Me physically but also emotionally and mentally will workers comp pay for emotiona/mental problems that have occurred because of an injury ?

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Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
Dr. Peter Marc Schaeffer Esq.
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is a qualified NO... if it is found to be a compensable consequence of the work injury, and your doctors prescribe psychological treatment and or medications work comp will pay for it generally but they will not allocate further disability to the psyche condition. this has been the law since 2013.

Ronald Mahurin
Ronald Mahurin
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Point Arena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, the carrier will be required to pay for medical treatment for any psyche or stress related to your injury, but it will be intensely litigated and will not increase the overall permanent disability in your case if the date of injury is post 2013. Just have your treating physician make a referral and go from there.

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