Are psychological injuries covered by Minnesota workers’ compensation?

Until recently, the answer to that question was generally, no. In the absence of a physical injury, conditions that were strictly psychological in nature, even if they were work-related, were not covered under workers’ compensation law in Minnesota.

Effective for injuries that occurred on or after October 1, 2013, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that is caused by work is now covered under Minnesota workers’ compensation.

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