Can stress cause an occupational accident?
The Social Security Law considers any bodily injuries sustained by a workerdue to or as a result of work performed as an employee on the payroll as an occupational accident.
- The Supreme Court, in turn, classifies the following situations as occupational diseases or accidents:
- accidents or injuries sustained directly by an employee while providing his/her services (in the workplace and during working hours),
- accidents on the way to or from work,
- accidents “on a mission” (accidents during the trip to perform the task in question),
- diseases that occur or are aggravated by an occupational accident or common illnesses contracted by an employee due to the performance of his/her job, not included in the list of occupational diseases. In the latter case, the relationship between cause and effect – that is, between the performing of a task and the subsequent appearance of the illness – must be evidenced in a legally valid manner.
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