From having to work extra hours, managing your workload around those meetings nobody wants to attend or an argument with a coworker, everyone deals with some amount of stress at their job. It’s normal. That’s why it’s so hard to get a workers’ compensation claim approved when citing the cause is work-related stress.

But, there are exceptions. In New York, the State Workers’ Compensation Board will hear claims of mental distress.

So, what are the exceptions that could qualify as above-normal stress and have a better chance of board approval?

Some of the stressors that can lead to work-related stress are listed below.

As the employer, taking steps to ease the work-related stress of your employees has multiple benefits, including:

If you are considering filing a claim for work-related stress, don’t be surprised it if gets rejected, but having a workers’ comp attorney on your side can only help your chances.