Sure, Work Can be Stressful. But Can that Result in a Workers’ Compensation Claim in New York?

Everyone has experienced stressful times while at work, whether they were tight deadlines, arguments with a coworker, or dealing with difficult customers. Can that stress, and any resulting psychological issues, be considered a compensable Workers’ Compensation claim in New York State? The answer, not surprisingly, is that some, but not all, psychological injuries are compensable.

It has been held that undue or excessive work-related stress and anxiety may constitute an accident under the NYS Workers Compensation Law. Section 2(7) of the NYS Workers Compensation law …

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