[Name removed], a hospital dietary aide who suffered an occupational needlestick, may add a claim of "AIDS phobia" in a workers' compensation suit against her employer. The New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled against the employer's contention that the 2-year statute of limitations in the Workers' Compensation Law should apply to psychiatric claims that result from occupational injuries. However, the original injury claim must be filed on time. [Name removed] previously had been awarded workers' compensation benefits because she lost use of her left hand. The ruling could be costly to employers, as psychological injuries are more difficult to verify with the passage of time.