What do we know about secondary psychological conditions after a physical work injury?

Lauren Finestone

How can we better to identify and support workers who are risk of developing secondary psychological conditions, and prevent them from occurring in the first place?

According to several studies, somewhere between 25% to 45% of workers with an accepted workers compensation claim for a physical injury develop a secondary psychological condition.  That’s a pretty large proportion of workers who experience a physical work injury.  Yet studies also show that most workers who report psychological distress or mental health issues don’t receive mental health treatment. This is mostly due to t...

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Published 23 May, 2022 | Updated 24 May, 2022