Stress and Workers’ Compensation

 Stress is increasingly being recognized as a justifiable injury for the purpose of workers’ compensation benefits.  It isn’t as straight-forward to claim such an injury as a physical one, but states are beginning to allow for stress to be a legitimate work-related injury deserving of injury compensation. Each state has its own workers’ compensation commission. …

IWCC Says Heart Attack Is Compensable

 According to a ruling by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC), an employee who suffers a heart attack because of extremely stressful working conditions is deemed to have sustained a compensable injury. The conditions precedent to this ruling are that the combination of events leading up to the heart attack and the working conditions exposed…