Quote:IS STRESS LEAVE UNDER WORKMANS COMPENSATION?
If it is work related, you can file a claim.
Quote:DO YOU GET PAID WHILE YOU ARE ON LEAVE?
Not by W/C. Stress claims are on delay automatically in California, and the I/C has up to 90 days to either accept or deny your claim. During this time of discovery, you I/C will conduct an investigation and interview your supervisors and coworkers, and you will be asked to give a statement, or deposition if you have a lawyer. With a stress claim, your life becomes an open book and there is nothing the I/C won't do to discredit your claim. California hates Stress claims.
Quote:CAN MY PSYCHIATRIST PUT ME ON STRESS LEAVE?
Yes, he is a medical doctor. While your claim is on delay, WC must provide up to $10,000 in medical care until your claim is accepted or denied. You get to choose the doctor but he/she must submit your Psyche Evaluation and subsequent reports to WC for payment.
If you have an existing physical injury thru W/C, you should consult your PTP initially to be taken off work.
Quote:HOW DO I GO ABOUT THIS???
Report the stress injury to your employer and give them your off work notice from the doctor, then ask for a DWC1 Claim Form, or you can download it yourself and send it to your Insurance Carrier. http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/DWCForm1.pdf
If you believe in your heart that your stress was work related, then it is what it is. But if you have any doubt, and your stress could be caused by outside sources like home, kids, finances, then don't file a claim. W/C will fight tooth and nail to say your stress is not work related.
Quote: I LIVE IN CALIF
So do I. Good luck to you.
Let Go, and Let God......