Work-Related Stress Claims: Overview, the Law, and Strategies for Defense is brought to you by Lorman
Learn how you can protect yourself from workplace stress claims.
In recent years, work-related stress claims have been one of the fastest-growing segments of the workers’ compensation system. Employers continue to receive an increasing number of occupationally-induced stress claims from their employees. This epidemic has caused an upward spiral in insurance costs to investigate, defend, and prevent these claims. This topic will address many of the difficult issues that arise when handling a work-related stress claim, including legal burdens of proof, various types of stress claims, and available benefits. This material will also provide an overview of this epidemic while assisting workers’ compensation in handling the defense of these claims to reduce or eliminate costs.