When A Traumatic Event At Work Leads To Stress Injuries

Stress from a traumatic event at work can be as debilitating as a physical injury. Unfortunately, employers often deny workers' compensation benefits for stress-related health conditions.

If your workers' compensation claim has been denied for any reason, contact the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for a free case evaluation. We represent workers who suffer from all types of work-related injuries and health conditions, including stress. Founding attorney Katherine L. Niven served as chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation and was a Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge.

When Is Stress Covered By Workers' Compensation?

Everybody deals with a certain amount of stress at work. However, there are certain events that go far beyond the level of stress that a worker ordinarily encounters on the job. Examples include:

  • Being assaulted by a customer or co-worker
  • Witnessing a fatal accident
  • Witnessing a murder
  • Witnessing a devastating injury, such as an amputation
  • Being the victim of a robbery

Our lawyers represent emergency responders, truck drivers, store clerks, nurses and other types of workers who have suffered a debilitating health condition caused by work-related stress. Our goal is to help you obtain the counseling services and lost wage benefits you need to recover.

For More Information About Stress Injuries And Workers' Compensation

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates, P.C. to discuss your workers' compensation claim for job-related stress. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340.