Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act to recognize psychological injury

How can people with psychological injuries such as PTSD apply for Workers’ Compensation? If a person has incurred a psychological injury through a traumatic event or series of traumatic events at work, the injured worker should submit a Worker’s Initial Report of Injury (W1) with the WCB as soon as possible. Workers with psychological injuries such as PTSD should take the following steps: Get medical attention if you need it. You should receive appropriate treatment from a qualified health care professional. Report the incident to your employer immediately. Have your psychologist or psychiatrist report to the WCB. Psychological injuries must be [...]

2017-05-11T20:42:26+00:00 Jan 17, 2017|Comments Off on Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act to recognize psychological injury