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No Consistency in State Comp Systems for Psyche Claims

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 1

On Oct. 1, Minnesota became the latest state to recognize mental/mental workers' compensation claims. In June, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that an employee’s mental health claim is covered by workers’ comp if it is related to a physical injury. Four months later, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled the opposite in a similar case.The bottom line is there is no consensus among states regarding whether mental/mental claims, or "pure stress" psychiatric claims, are compensable under workers' compensation."There are 50 different versions," said applicants' attorney Robert ...

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