What is considered a “violent event” under California’s workers’ compensation laws? And how a psychiatric injury that is caused by a violent event is different from any other psychiatric injury? In case you suffered an ordinary psychiatric injury at work – not caused by a violent event in the workplace – you will have to prove that the injury was predominantly caused by the actual violent event in the workplace. If the psychiatric injury is triggered by a violent event, on the other hand, the causation threshold will be lowered from 51% plus to between 35 and 40 percent.
Do you believe that you suffered a psychiatric injury as a result of conditions in the workplace or some violent event at work? Speak to Los Angeles workers compensation attorney to find out whether or not you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Contact the Law Offices of William Kropach to get a free consultation. Call at 818-609-7005 for a free consultation.