In Part 1 of this blog post, we explored the three legal classifications of potentially work related mental injury claims addressed under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act: physical/mental, mental/physical, and mental/mental. In this part, we will take a closer look at the rapidly developing area of mental/mental cases. We will also provide practical advice on

Mental injury claims, often stemming from workplace stressors, are on the rise and can create major headaches for employers. Understanding the relationship between stress in the workplace and resulting mental and physical disorders, such as psychiatric disorders or cardiovascular disease, isn’t easy.  Often there are more questions than answers. Can stress lead to anxiety attacks

There are many opportunities to reduce workers’ compensation liability exposure both before and after litigation commences.  Indeed, one of the best strategies for reducing costs is to develop a culture of “safety” in the workplace, and to actively assess and implement engineering and ergonomic changes to minimize injuries.  It is equally important to implement a