Recovering From Work-Related Psychological Injuries

Many people know that workers' compensation benefits can help workers recover from injuries sustained at work. But, California workers' compensation law also recognizes psychological and emotional damages that a worker may experience following a work injury or traumatic event that happens on the job.

Insurance companies fight hard against these claims, demanding evidence of the effect on your life and work. With the help of an experienced workers' compensation lawyer from the Law Office of Ronald M. Stein, Attorney at Law, you stand a better chance of obtaining compensation for psychological injuries.

Connecting Psychological Symptoms To Physical Injuries

Claims for psychological injuries alone, unfortunately, are often denied. But, a skilled attorney can help you connect psychological conditions to physical injuries — making it more likely that you will be able to receive workers' compensation benefits.

For example, a physical injury at work causes you to have limited ability to function in your job. You worry about being let go, which might lead to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Panic attacks

In other cases, extreme stress experienced at work can have physical effects on the body, such as high blood pressure and other heart conditions.

Traumatic Experiences At Work

You may also be entitled to compensation relating to psychological effects of a traumatic experience. If you witness or experience violence or sexual harassment at work, you may have a claim for mental health-related issues stemming from that experience, such as PTSD.

Any claim for work-related psychological damage is closely scrutinized. You may be asked for information about mental health treatment, your home life and other issues. We can help you determine what course of action will be best for you and your family.

You Are Not Alone — Call Today

If you have experienced a psychological injury relating to your job, call our firm in Stockton today to schedule a free consultation. We'll go over your options with you to find a personalized solution. Call 209-751-4370 or use our online contact form to request an appointment.