Based on cause and effect, mental disabilities have been divided into three different types. A brief explanation of each one is provided below:
- Physical-mental disability claims – This is when injured workers develop depression, anxiety disorders, or other mental conditions that arise out of a work-related physical injury, such as a disabling back condition that causes major depression.
- Mental-physical disability claims – These claims involve a mental stimulus at work that causes a physical injury. An example could be when a worker is held up at gunpoint while working and suffers a heart attack as a result of the stress he or she experienced from the hold up.
- Mental-mental disability claims – These claims involve situations where a mental stimulus at work causes a mental injury. An example of a mental-mental claim might involve a situation like the above scenario where a worker is held up at gunpoint while working, and, as a result, he or she is prevented from returning to work because of posttraumatic stress syndrome.
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