When you go to work each day, the last thing on your mind is that you will get injured. However, workers can suffer from injuries that are not physical. Mental health injuries are common in the workplace but less understood. When you need a Riverside stress-related injury attorney, we will get to work on your behalf. The qualified and experienced team at JML Law understands these cases. We will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
What are stress-related work injuries?
A recent article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine discusses mental health in the workplace. It specifically talks about how employers do not do enough to help workers who suffer from mental health illnesses. It also discusses how the workplace itself is a cause of many people’s mental health illnesses.
In a shocking study recently published, we see that the workplace is responsible for around 120,000 deaths a year. You may wonder what workplace stress can do to our bodies. Our Riverside stress-related injury attorneys want you to know that stress can change our blood chemistry, cholesterol levels, metabolic functioning, and our immune system.
What causes work stress-related injuries?
We know that work is one of the leading causes of stress in the United States. That makes sense, considering how much time the average worker spends in the workplace each week. However, workplace stress goes beyond simply being annoyed at your coworkers or your boss. For many people, the workplace is the cause of serious mental health issues. These can happen due to:
- Being unhappy with your job
- Heavy workload/responsibilities
- Overly long work hours
- Poor management
- Dangerous working conditions
- No advancement opportunities
- Facing workplace discrimination
- Workplace sexual harassment
Some jobs are inherently more stressful than others. Those who work in high-pressure industries like public service, medicine, and social work are much more likely to develop mental health illnesses due to workplace stress.
Are these injuries covered by workers’ compensation?
Yes, mental health injuries that happen in the workplace are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. However, these injuries can be harder to prove than typical traumatic injuries and suffer from higher claim denial rates than other injuries.
Will I get compensation for my injuries?
We know that mental health illnesses are real. They can affect all aspects of your daily life and they are not visible. But they need to be dealt with immediately. At JML Law, we want to help you with your case. Let us get to work investigating your claims so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages 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
If you need a Riverside 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.