You know that if you get injured at work, your employer is likely going to be responsible for paying your workers’ compensation. But what if you experience emotional distress and psychological injuries instead of physical injuries? Does that qualify you to receive a settlement in New York?
Here’s some more information so you can decide the best way to move forward.
Emotional Distress and Psychological Injuries in the Workplace
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board stipulates that you can only receive compensation for a workplace injury if it happens because of your job. There are three situations where a psychological injury could apply: If it happened because you got physically injured, if you experienced it because of adverse conditions in your line of work, and if it occurred because of a traumatic occurrence while you were working.
Proving Above-Average Stress
You’re going to need to prove that you faced above-average workplace stress in order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. This means that more pressure was put on you than on other employees. The stress can either be from one event or it could be from many events over time.
An employer is protected under the law as long as they acted in good faith when they were dealing with an employee. If they did not — and they broke the law or acted callously — then the employee may be able to make a valid claim.
No matter what the situation is, it’s critical to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer for more information.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need representation after experiencing emotional distress and psychological injuries at work. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.