Not all work injuries are the same. Some are traumatic injuries that happen suddenly, but others take longer to appear. Stress-related injuries are real, and they can be detrimental to a person’s work and personal life. At JML Law, our stress-related injury lawyers are ready to step in and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Let us thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and ensure you are treated fairly by your employer and insurance carrier.
What are stress related injuries in the workplace?
Many people do not think of mental health when they think of the workplace, but they should. In a recent medical study, it was revealed that the workplace might be responsible for over 100,000 deaths each year.
How is that possible?
The journal article discusses that work is one of the leading causes of stress. Most people intuitively know that is the case, but some jobs are much more stressful than others. Our Garden Grove stress-related injury lawyers want you to know that workplace stress affects both a person’s mental health and physical health.
What are the causes of workplace stress?
Most of us spend significant time at work each week, making work a serious part of our lives. All jobs come with some degree of stress. However, workplace stress goes beyond an angry customer or a broken glass.
Stress in the workplace can cause serious mental (and physical) health issues. This can be due to:
- Being unhappy with the work you are doing
- Heavy workload and work responsibilities
- Overly long work hours or work weeks
- Forced overtime
- Poor management
- Dangerous working conditions
- No advancement opportunities
In many cases, workers face discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Being sexually harassed or discriminated against in the workplace creates a hostile work environment, and it is also illegal.
What kind of jobs are more stressful?
We know that some jobs are extremely tough: public safety, medical professions, mental health fields, etc. However, any job, given the right conditions, can lead to our mental health being put into jeopardy.
How much compensation can I get for my stress related injury?
All workplace injuries must be taken seriously, and they should all be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. However, these injuries can be harder to prove or pinpoint in the work environment. If you have sustained a stress-related injury in the workplace, JML Law is ready to step in and ensure you get the compensation you need. All too often, stress-related injury claims are denied. Let us work on securing coverage for:
- Your current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Coverage of mental health counseling
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
When you need a Garden Grove stress-related injury attorney, 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.