When people hear about work injuries, they typically think of traumatic incidents that cause physical harm. However, the team at JML Law understands that workers’ mental health is important and can be damaged as well. When you need a San Bernardino stress-related injury attorney, we are here for you. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you truly deserve. Your health matters to us, and we will ensure you are treated fairly.
What are workplace stress-related injuries?
A recently published study says that work is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing as many as 120,000 people each year. The study also points out what most of us already know – work is one of the leading causes of stress in our lives. Workplace stress can affect our mental health, which, in turn, affects our physiological health.
- Workplace mental health injuries are real and should be treated like any other workplace injury.
Workplace mental health illnesses can severely limit a worker’s productivity and lead to long-term mental and physical consequences.
How do these injuries occur?
Most of us experience stress at work, but there are times when the work environment is the direct cause of a worker’s mental health illness. Some of the leading causes of workplace stress include:
- Being unhappy with your job
- Heavy workload or responsibilities
- Long work hours
- Poor or ineffective management
- Hazardous working conditions
- Having no advancement opportunities
- Facing discrimination in the workplace
- Experiencing workplace sexual harassment
There are some industries more harmful to our mental health than others. Those who work in high-stress environments (law enforcement, doctors, etc.) face a higher risk of developing mental health illnesses. However, any job has the potential to cause a mental health illness depending on the circumstances.
Are these injuries covered by workers’ compensation?
Yes, workers in California are eligible to receive workers’ compensation for most workplace mental health illnesses. However, you may need help from a San Bernardino stress-related injury lawyer. Because the cause of these injuries is harder to pinpoint on the specific workplace causes, these claims are denied more often than typical traumatic injuries that occur in the workplace.
How much compensation will I get for my injuries?
The last thing you should have to worry about is your workplace negatively affecting your mental health. Mental health illnesses affect all areas of your life, not just your work. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team understands these injuries and is ready to get to work. We want to ensure you are compensated for the following:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Coverage for any counseling you need
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a San Bernardino 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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