HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: No Comp Benefits for New Employee’s Psychiatric Injury

 

A California appeal court has ruled an employee couldn’t recover workers’ comp benefits for psychiatric injury stemming from a work-related physical injury because the individual hadn’t worked for the employer for at least six months when initially injured. The court based its decision on a provision of the workers’ comp law that bars benefits for psychiatric injuries unless the employee has worked for the employer for at least six months. The court said this provision applies even if the psychiatric injury arises from a covered physical injury.