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Stress, or stressors are something that people undergo every day. The term ‘psychological injury’ describes a range of conditions relating to the functioning of peoples’ minds. While promoted by workplace stressors, these conditions can be caused by physical injuries, disease, exposure to toxins or underlying psychiatric issues.
Workers’ compensation claims for psychological injuries are a major contributing factor to workers’ compensation costs and are complex and demand a high level of medical and legislative knowledge.
Each jurisdictions’ workers’ compensation provides for payments arising from workplace injuries – in the main, injury encompasses the full range of physical injury, illness and disease which may affect people – this research was to comprehensively analyse the arrangements in Australia.