More psychological injuries reported, fewer approved

Even as the number of psychologically related occupational injuries reported to authorities rose at an annual rate of 30 percent last year, to 4,500, the percentage of those receiving official recognition that their condition amounts to a workplace injury has hit a new low of 5 percent.

Other types of workplace injuries, such as accidents and skin afflictions, have recognition rates up to 77 percent.

The disparity comes despite legislation passed by the current government giving equal status to mental and physical workplace injuries.

Unions have now called on occupational health authorities to take mental injuries more seriously, but they have also previously pointed out that claims reviewers have too heavy a workload to do their job properly.

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