Workers’ compensation law in North Carolina allows for compensation of occupational injuries and diseases that are either caused or aggravated by work-related conditions. That can in some cases include psychological injury or claims of workplace stress.
Often, these are cases wherein the physical injury results in a psychological injury, such as depression. However, emotional trauma or “pure stress” claims can be recognized as well.
Still, most employers will fight hard against these type of claims. Any hope of prevailing will require the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Continue reading