Archive for June, 2012

Mental Disabilities & The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Act

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

We’re here to help our clientele understand the intricacies of Workers’ Compensation law. Recently, The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Act was radically altered. One element of significance is a more objective standard in evaluating mental disability claims. Please do not hesitate to contact our office for further assistance determining the impact of this legislation on your claim management.

The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Act recently underwent radical changes. Among the changes was the language pertaining to work related mental disabilities. Under Section 301(2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, “Mental disabilities … are compensable if contributed to or aggravated or accelerated by the employment in a significant manner. Mental disabilities are compensable if arising out of actual events of employment, not unfounded perceptions thereof, and if the employee’s perception of the actual events is reasonably grounded in fact or reality.”