In Missouri, an employee who suffers an injury within the scope and course of his or her employment is entitled to workers compensation benefits. However, all work-related injuries are not the same as an injury can manifest itself in different ways. Generally, workers compensation claims are filed by employees who were physically injured on the job. On the other hand, fewer claims are filed by those who sustained mental or psychological injuries during the course of their employment. It is important to recognize that employees are still entitled to workers compensation benefits when they suffer from those injuries and conditions of a mental or physiological nature, even in the absence of an actual physical injury.
In such instances, benefits will be awarded if the stress associated with employment was a substantial factor in causing the psychological injury, or if a work-related accident is the direct and proximate cause of the mental injury. If you suffer from an employment-related stress that is extraordinary, unusual and induced by actual events, you should consult an attorney to hear about your recover options.
Contact an Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer
The St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC have nearly 50 years of combined Work Comp experience and we have handled some of the most complex Workers Comp cases throughout Missouri. If you have been injured at work, call our knowledgeable attorneys at (314) 821-9013 or send us a Workers Comp question. We look forward to helping you. All communications are returned promptly.