Are psychological stress claims covered under Workers Compensation in MN?

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Q)  Are psychological stress claims covered under Workers Compensation in MN?

A) Stress injuries can be covered for Workers Compensation.  For instance if I have a back injury and I can't work and I develop depression because I'm unable to work, both the back injury and the depression would be covered.  If I'm in a high stressful job such as a fireman or peace officer and I develop ulcers or a heart attack from the stress associated with the job that is covered.  So physical injuries causing stress is covered , stress causing physical injury is covered but stress causing stress injuries are not covered.  So if I have a lot of stress in my job and I have a nervous break down that is not covered.

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Workers Compensation MN

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Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. | Saint Cloud, MN Office | Wells Fargo Center, Sixth Floor | 400 South First Street | St Cloud, MN 56301
Phone (320)251-1414 | Fax (320)251-1415