According to the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, there are situations and scenarios that all employees to make claims with the OWCP for stress-related disabilities. Those qualifying disabilities typically fall into one of three categories:

  • Mental stimulation that leads to a physical injury like a stress-related heart attack.

  • Physical injury that leads to a mental disability like anxiety or PTSD.

  • Mental stimulation that lead to a mental condition like depression.

It’s important to note that these conditions can arise suddenly from some unexpected event (like witnessing workplace violence or a violent accident) or can be the result of prolonged exposure to workplace stress (like harassment). The OWCP states that these conditions are coverable. Additionally,  if a work-related event aggravates a pre-existing condition, that can be covered as well.

In order for stress-related disabilities to be covered, it will be important to establish that the disability is resultant from regular work duties or from additional responsibilities imposed by the employer. Not all emotional and stress-related issues are covered. There are several criteria that must be met, but the good news is that they may be and are worth looking into.

Talk to a qualified workers compensation doctor to find out if you qualify and get the compensation that you need.

Free Claims Help!

  1. If you file incorrectly you could lose your beneifts. Let us help!

  2. Name(*)
    Please type your full name.
  3. Email(*)
    Invalid email address.
  4. Phone(*)
    Invalid Input
  5. Zip(*)
    Invalid Input
  6. Agency
    Please tell us how big is your company.
  7. Injury
    Please tell us how big is your company.

(281) 407-6868
Free Transportation for
Those Who Qualify

Call Us Today!

A claims representative is ready to assist you with your claim.

You have the right to choose your own doctor!

dol doctor jim costell\o

Dr. Jim Costello

 More DOL Doctors

7 Texas Locations to Better Serve You

4615 I-45 North, Suite 206
Houston, Texas 77022 | map

3350 Fairview Street 
Pasadena, Texas 77504 | map

7080 Southwest Freeway Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77074| map

8503 Gulf Freeway, Suite F
Houston, Texas 77017 | map

25300 Borough Park Dr.
Spring, Texas 77380 | map

1231 Agnes Suite 1-A
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 | map

490 Texas Avenue
Bridge City, Texas 77611 | map