Under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act, disabilities caused by mental or psychological factors may be considered to be compensable injuries if the other elements necessary to establish a claim are met, and are in 3 specific categories. These are:
- Psychological stimulus causing physical injury-mental/physical
- Psychological stimulus causing psychic injury-mental/mental
- Physical stimulus causing psychic injury-physical/mental
- These cases are very fact specific and can be difficult to win.