A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you seek monetary restitution if you’ve suffered a psychological injury at work. In order to qualify for workers’ compensation, you must be able to demonstrate that either you suffered a psychological trauma at work or that a physical injury you sustained at work has left you mentally incapacitated.
A mental injury can be difficult to prove without the help of a psychologist or a close family member, so you’ll need medical documentation to back up your claim. They can vouch for the improvement in your mental health that you claim.
Before you can prove a medical claim is compensable, you must first understand the types of claims that qualify for compensation. Because of this, it is important to know what can lead to a work-related mental stress claim and how a mental disability might appear. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our personal injury attorneys if you believe you (or someone you know) has suffered a psychological injury at work.
Why might a person suffer from a mental health problem at work?
Workplace trauma, such as witnessing an accident or the death of a coworker, can result in a psychological injury. It can also be a result of a variety of workplace abuse. The abuse can come in a variety of forms, such as:
- Stressed out
- Denial of time off for personal or vacation reasons
- Having to deal with difficult people
- Working conditions that are inhumane.
- Threats to the security of one’s employment
A psychological injury at work can be difficult to prove ?
If you are unable to prove a mental health work-related injury, you will need to show that your mental health has been negatively impacted by work-related experiences.
Because of this, you will need to demonstrate that you were in good mental health prior to being exposed to the work-related conditions. It is possible to support a claim for mental injury in the workplace if you are able to do this.
Work-related psychological injury compensation
Workplace mental health injury recovery times vary widely, depending on the extent of the damage.
There is a difference between a minor case of anxiety and a severe incident that resulted in PTSD. A specific amount of damages can’t be calculated until you’ve presented evidence of the injury’s source, received treatment and had your condition regularly treated and updated.
DYS Lawyers Group are here for you
Please contact DYS Lawyers Group if you believe you have suffered a psychological injury at work and need legal assistance. Injured workers’ compensation claims, psychological injury compensation, and more can all be handled by our knowledgeable attorneys. Please give us a call at 213-855-4749 if you’d like to set up an appointment.