Emotional Reaction Claims and Federal Workers’ Compensation
Stress is a part of life, and as a federal worker in a demanding position, you may be exposed to it on a daily basis. That being said, an inordinate amount of stress can lead to physical health complications, necessitating prompt treatment and having to take time off work to recuperate. Stress claims are common in federal workers’ compensation, and many individuals find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to finding out how to take on these types of claims as first-time applicants.
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Stress Claims and Federal Workers’ Compensation
Disabilities arising out of stress claims are covered under FECA. In addition, they fall under 3 classes: physical injury leading to a mental condition, mental stimulus leading to a physical injury, or mental stimuli leading to a psychological condition. In addition, if you have a pre-existing condition which becomes aggravated by an unreasonable amount of stress, you may be able to collect federal compensation.
Emotional reaction claims must meet the following conditions:
- They must be caused by work factors and must be substantiated via documentation or witness statements.
- The work factors which caused the emotional reaction or stress must be due to your regularly assigned work duties or duties required of you by your employer.
- You must submit medical evidence by way of a clear and objective medical report which shows a clear link between work conditions and your emotional reaction.
Federal Workers’ Compensation Stress Claim Attorney Help
In our next article, we’ll take a look at how you as an employee should word your written statement which will be used by your doctor to come up with a medical report to make you eligible for a stress or emotional reaction claim. If you’re looking for more help, please get in touch with us today on 1-855-233-3002 for more information on your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.