Category Archives: Psych Claim

California Workers’ Compensation Defense: Your Guide to Labor Code Section 4660.1

Businesses and non-profit organizations are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Through a workers’ compensation claim in California, an employee can seek benefits for job-related injuries. As noted by the state’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, “psychiatric injuries are compensable under California Law,” However, under Labor Code Section 4660.1, a worker with […]

THE POST-TERMINATION DEFENSE AND THE PSYCH CLAIM

An employer may receive notice that a disgruntled former employee has filed a workers’ compensation claim alleging a psychiatric injury after being fired or laid off. However, the employer may not necessarily be liable for the claimed injury thanks to the post-termination defense pursuant to Labor Code Section 3208.3(e). The legislature has specifically enacted a […]