Who is covered for PTSD? You are.
All workers covered by the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board are eligible for benefits, including treatment, if they suffer a professionally diagnosed psychological injury such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at work.
We cover PTSD and other types of psychological injuries and illnesses, but our policy specifically excludes disorders that are the result of an employer’s employment decisions or actions including, but not limited to: discipline, allegations relating to harassment, performance evaluations, termination, or transfer. As well, the Workers’ Compensation Act specifically excludes any mental stress, other than PTSD, as a compensable injury.
If you are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a psychological injury as a result of events in your workplace, we encourage you to submit a claim. Our adjudication process will verify your injury is the result of work and requires a diagnosis by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. You may be entitled to loss-of-earnings benefits, treatment and return-to-work support.
Start the process by filling out a Worker’s Report of Injury/Illness.
For more information about how we process claims for PTSD and other psychological injuries, refer to Policy EN-09, Adjudicating Psychological Disorders.