Yes, stress leave & time off due to anxiety or psychological conditions can be covered by WorkCover in Queensland but only in certain situations.
Psychiatric or psychological conditions, such as anxiety disorders may be covered by WorkCover as long as they are caused by employment. A PPI may be caused by excessive fatigue, bullying, work pressure or stress, violence, poor working conditions or a traumatic event.
When deciding a psychiatric or psychological injury claim, WorkCover will discuss the events that gave rise to the injury with you, your treating doctors and your employers.
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