Not all workplace injuries look the same. Sometimes they are traumatic injuries, but they can also be less noticeable on the outside. We are talking about workplace injuries that affect our mental state. At JML Law, our team understands that these injuries are real. When you need a Downey stress-related injury attorney, our team will get to work on your behalf immediately. Let us investigate the circumstances of your case so we can secure the compensation you truly deserve.
Workplace stress-related injuries are real
When we go to work, we depend just as much on our minds as we do our bodies to get us through the day. Our mental state can be negatively affected by the work environment. An article that came out recently in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine discusses mental health in the workplace and says that employers are not doing enough to prevent workplace mental health illnesses or help those in the workplace already suffering from them.
Workplace stress can negatively affect our minds as well as our bodies. It is understood that stress affects our bodies. It can change our blood chemistry, cholesterol levels, metabolic functioning, and our immune system. Work-related stress can become debilitating.
What are the causes of work-related stress injuries?
Workplace mental health problems are caused by more than having a bad day at work. We all have those. We want you to keep in mind that most people spend more time at work than with their own families and mental health issues arise due to:
- Being unhappy with your job
- Dangerous working conditions
- No advancement opportunities
- Heavy workload/responsibilities
- Overly long work hours
- Poor management
We have become much more aware of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination over the last few years. When a worker faces either of those at work, their mental health will be negatively affected.
Are these injuries covered by workers’ comp in California?
California law permits compensation for a wide range of mental health issues caused by work-related mental stress. The threshold for proving these injuries is higher than with other work-related injuries, so please secure help from a Downey stress-related injury lawyer to help you through the process.
Will I be compensated for this?
We know that this type of workplace injury or illness is not easy to talk about. However, the health and well-being of yourself and your family are vitally important. If your mental health has been affected by workplace stress, the team at JML Law is ready to help. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will step up and investigate all aspects of your case so we can secure:
- Coverage of your current and future medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Coverage of any mental health counseling
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
If you need a Downey stress-related injury lawyer, please 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.