psychiatric work injuries

Domestic Terrorism and Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

There have been a number of incidents in both California and the United States which can arguably be called acts of “Domestic Terrorism.”   In recent years, there have been incidents in Gilroy, California, San Bernardino, California, and Poway, California which could arguably be labeled as “Domestic Terrorism.”   Essentially, these acts have impacted Northern, Central, and Southern California.

Frequently, these terrorist acts occur in areas or locations at which workers are present.   These workers are at risk of sustaining work-related injuries. This article will discuss various Labor Code Sections which may be applicable in the event of “Domestic Terrorism.”

Recently, there was the enactment of Labor Code Section 4600.05. This specific Labor Code Section addresses acts of “Domestic Terrorism.” There are other relevant Labor Code Sections as well. Continue reading

I have a Psychiatric Workers’ Compensation Claim and have been provided a GAF (Global Assessment of Function) Score, What Does It Mean?: What You Need to Know

California Workers’ Compensation Law has special rules to assign Permanent Disability to Injured Workers who have sustained Psychiatric Injuries.

In order to obtain a Psychiatric Permanent Disability Percentage, an Injured Worker must obtain a permanent disability rating. A rating is obtained via an evaluation of the injured worker by a mental health practitioner. Generally, in California Workers’ Compensation Law, Psychiatrists or Psychologists are the medical providers who evaluate Injured Workers for Psychiatric Injuries. Treating Psychiatrists and Psychologists are also allowed to make this evaluation.

With respect to a Psychiatric Permanent Disability, the evaluators will make the assessment as to whether (a) there is a permanent disability; and (b) the amount of it.

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