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Stress in the Workplace: The Availability of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Workers' Compensation

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Compensability for occupational diseases has become commonplace in most, if not all, jurisdictions throughout the country; however, most claims filed allege physical rather than mental disability. The California Workers' Compensation Institute recently published its study of mental stress claims which indicated an increase of 430 percent in the number of claims filed from 1980 to 1986. 

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