CAN PARENTS CAUSE A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH A PSYCHIATRIC WORK INJURY?  INJURED WORKER IN THE NEWS #64

Parent mistreating High School Football Coaches is becoming a problem.  If this mistreatment caused the Coach an emotinoal injury, can a workers’ compensation claim be filed?

A recent news report indicated that a High School Football Coach quit his job due to parents’ behavior.  It was reported that, after a game ended, a group of parents yelled at the coach [and possibly the team] and tried to embarrass them.  The Coach noted that the actions seemed dehumanizing.  The Coach was so concerned over the parents’ treatment that, for fames, he would use escorts in order leave games or take back exits.

Can Parents Be A Source Of A Work Injury? 

Parents can be a source of a work injury.  Given the facts of the particular case, the parents’ harassment of the Coach occurred during a time when the Coach was performing his employment.  Thus, there were actual events of employment that would be considered a the source of the stress.  Psychiatric stress claims must meet certain thresholds.  Further, a mental health practitioner would have to have diagnosed the Worker with a condition.  Mental illness can include diagnoses such as depression or anxiety.

What if I Need Advice?

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