by Tom Maling
Workplace Psychological Injuries
Whether you work for a private employer or the public sector (Federal and State) in the ACT or NSW, there are laws which mean you can claim compensation for workplace psychological injuries covering treatment, lost wages and permanent injuries.
In this article we discuss:
- What psychological injuries are.
- The exclusionary reasonable administrative action rule.
- Causes of psychological injuries.
- Even if you had a mental illness before starting work, you may still be able to claim compensation if work has made it worse.
- There is a special rule for psychological injury claims limiting when you will be eligible for compensation. This is the reasonable administrative action rule.
- Psychological injuries are not just related to bullying and harassment, and you may be able to claim for an injury even if your work did not do something wrong.
- You may be eligible for workers compensation if COVID-19 has negatively effected your mental health while at work.
- You may be able to claim compensation for medical treatment, loss of wages, and a permanent injury, and in some cases domestic care and for your pain and suffering.
- We are experts in ACT, NSW and Comcare workplace psychological injury claims.
What makes elringtons experts in workplace psychological injury claims?
We are passionate about issues concerning mental health and the law. As experts in workplace psychological injury law, we are experienced in working with clients who have a mental illness. We pride ourselves on developing a rapport with our clients to learn about their experiences and provide outstanding results.
Each member of our team has specialist knowledge and experience that makes them uniquely positioned to get you the best outcome in your psychological injury claim.
- Tom Maling used to be a mental health nurse;
- Gabby Bridger has a degree in psychology; and
- Matt Bridger has been assisting workers for 30 years.
To discuss your claim, call our team today to book an initial appointment.
IMPORTANT: If you (or someone you know) are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness you should seek help from your GP immediately. Alternatively, other resources you may access include:
- ACT Mental Health Crisis and Assessment Team 1800 629 354
- Lifeline 131114
- Beyond Blue – phone: 1300 22 4636
- NSW Workers Compensation
- Comcare and Psychological Injuries
- Canberra Comcare Lawyers
- Personal Injury – Physical and Psychological (Mental) Injuries
- ACT Government Workers Compensation
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