Many people make the mistake of thinking that the law only protects workers who suffer from physical work-related injuries. This is not true. In fact, the law also protects you from psychological and mental injuries that result from work.
Suffering from emotional or psychological injuries caused at work is as real as suffering from a physical injury. We understand. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Berger & Michelena:213-624-9999.
Since the 1960s, the law firm of Berger & Michelena has represented clients suffering from work-related injuries. These injuries have run the full spectrum from physical to mental injuries. As a result, the firm’s lawyers have the experience needed to represent clients suffering from the most complex work-related injuries.
Pasadena Emotional and Mental Distress Attorney
Stress, anxiety and worry are indeed injuries covered by workers’ compensation benefits. These kinds of injuries often involve panic attacks and stress arising from any number of work situations, including abuse from a supervisor. A well-known form of psychiatric injury is a PTSD injury (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Our firm provides our clients with the depth of experience needed to win a workers’ compensation case in this area. Our office understands your need for medical care, and we work with you to make sure you receive the counseling and medical attention you need to maintain your mental health.
Being Physically Injured Can Cause Psychiatric Injury
Many of our clients also mistakenly believed that while they could receive benefits for their physical injury, they could not receive benefits for the psychiatric injury associated with the physical injury. Contrary to their mistaken beliefs, workers’ compensation benefits do cover these mental injuries associated with physical injuries.
For instance, someone may be injured and not able to work. As a result, this person is worried about the future: the mortgage, the kids, medical expenses and so on. In addition, consider the work-related psychiatric injury that arises when someone has had chronic pain continuously for days, weeks, and even months and years. A despondency or a mania may result. This kind of worry and stress can also be an injury for purposes of workers’ compensation benefits. The lawyers of Berger & Michelena are here to tell you that these feelings are normal. We can help you start the medical process of getting healthy.
Contact a Los Angeles Psychiatric Injuries Attorney
For a completely discreet and confidential discussion concerning your legal questions regarding psychological injuries, please call our California law firm’s lawyers at 213-624-9999. You can also schedule a free initial consultation by contacting our firm online.