Everyone has work-related stress, but there are times when the workplace can cause more serious mental health issues that need to be dealt with. If you or a loved one have developed a stress-related injury due to the work environment, JML Law is ready to help. Our Corona stress related injury attorneys are ready to get to work securing the compensation you deserve. We will thoroughly investigate what happened to you and ensure you are treated fairly.
Our mental health and stress-related injuries
Most people do not like to talk about stress-related injuries in the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says there were 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses in the latest reporting year. Many of these were traumatic injuries. However, there are times when stressful work conditions give rise to mental health illnesses in workers. Please understand that these injuries are just as detrimental to a person’s well-being as any traumatic injury.
Just like a physical injury, a mental injury impacts a person’s life and the lives of their family members. It can affect a person’s ability to function and earn an income. Those who suffer from workplace mental health issues may need to undergo expensive medical treatments.
The problem is that these injuries can be harder to definitively link to a workplace cause. Because of this, a person may be denied workers compensation coverage.
What can cause these injuries?
There are many situations that could lead to a person suffering from mental trauma and develop a mental injury. Consider the following stressors that could happen in the workplace:
- Being involved in a serious workplace vehicle crash
- Being the victim of workplace violence (being robbed, assaulted, etc.)
- Suffering from a life-altering physical trauma like a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury
- Suffering from continuous workplace discrimination or sexual harassment
- Exposure to hazardous materials that affect your mental status
A person who experiences a workplace mental injury could suffer from any of the following:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Trouble sleeping/insomnia
- And more
There are many jobs in which workers are more prone to these injuries (public safety officials, social workers, military personnel, and more). However, under the right stressful conditions, any person in ANY job could suffer from a workplace mental or stress-related injury.
How can we help you get compensation?
If you or someone you love is suffering from a stress-related or mental health illness that was caused by the workplace, you may need to seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we are ready to step in and investigate what happened. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need to get through this. That can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills (including all counseling and therapy needed)
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work while you recover
- General household expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a Corona stress related injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.