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Stress-Related Illness and Workers’ Compensation - A Complicated Matter

When people think about workers’ compensation, they generally think of people who have suffered major, life-altering physical injuries. But as our understanding of what an “injury” is changes, laws are changing to keep pace. One major area that is evolving rapidly is our understanding of what stress can do to a body and the real injuries which it can cause. As we come to better understand these stress-related injuries, it becomes easier for those who suffer them to be compensated.

How Computer Work Can Lead to Injuries

Workplace injuries are most commonly associated with jobs that involve heavy lifting, driving, or high-risk work like construction. However, workplace injuries can happen to people in jobs that seem relatively safe and benign. Specifically, people who spend their days working on a computer can sustain injuries that can qualify them for workers’ compensation benefits.