PTSD and Workers’ Compensation
PTSD doesn’t just impact veterans of war. It is a broad disorder that can arise from any traumatic event, including trauma in the workplace.
PTSD is now included in the definition of an occupational disease under Minnesota workers’ compensation law. You can bring a workers’ compensation claim for PTSD suffered at work. This is true even if you have not suffered a physical injury. You can receive workers’ comp for PTSD if:
- The traumatic event took place on or after Oct. 1, 2013, the date that revisions to the Minnesota workers’ compensation statute involving PTSD went into effect
- You have been diagnosed with PTSD by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist
- You tell your employer about your workplace occupational disease or condition.
Are you suffering from PTSD after a traumatic experience at work? Contact the experienced lawyers at Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. to discuss your PTSD and workers’ compensation case. We can explain the legal requirements for a PTSD case under the new law. Then, if you qualify, we can help you build your case and ensure that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer pays for the care you need as well as your lost wages and other financial challenges related to your workplace PTSD. Since 1990, our Minneapolis law firm has obtained compensation for individuals injured at work throughout the Twin Cities.