Minnesota Broadens Work Comp Coverage
Minnesota employees diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder, due to an incident at work, are now eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Previously, a mental condition could be eligible if it arose out of a physical injury, such as depression caused by the loss of a limb. The new law stipulates that an employee must be diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist in order to make the claim. It also clarifies that conditions resulting from “a disciplinary action, work evaluation, job transfer, layoff, demotion, promotion, termination, retirement or similar action,” will not be compensated. The new law will go into effect on October 1, 2013.
For more information on this new coverage, please contact Andrew Morse at 651-757-3096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.