Nobody wants to get hurt when they go to work. What many people do not realize is that there are different types of workplace injuries, including mental health illnesses. Yes, our mental health can be affected by stress in the workplace. At JML Law, we are ready to help when you need a Sana Ana stress related injury attorney. We will thoroughly investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Can You Explain Stress-Related Work Injuries?
Most people do not think of psychiatric illness or mental health when they think of work injuries. However, the workplace is a leading cause of stress in our lives. That makes sense, considering how much time most people spend at work. If an employee is under constant pressure in the work environment, their ability to function will be diminished.
Workplace stress can result in both mental health and physical health problems. It is well understood that stress can change our blood chemistry, cholesterol levels, metabolic functioning, and our immune system.
Will Workers’ Comp In California Pay For These Costs?
We want you to know that California law does provide protection for workers suffering from psychiatric injuries caused by workplace stress. Workers’ compensation insurance is available. However, the threshold for proving these injuries is higher than with other types of workplace injuries. Always seek help from a qualified Santa Ana stress related injury attorney to help you through the entire process.
What Are The Main Causes Of Work-Related Stress Injuries?
Workplace stress has many causes. One of the most detrimental things anyone can experience in the workplace is discrimination. When a person is discriminated against in the workplace, their entire lives are affected.
We also know that sexual harassment is a leading cause of workplace stress. Thanks to the “Me Too” movement, a spotlight is being put on this type of detrimental behavior.
Other workplace stressors include:
- Being unhappy with your job
- Dangerous working conditions
- Overly long work hours
- Poor management
- No advancement opportunities
- Heavy workload/responsibilities
In many situations, workplace mental health issues are caused by a combination of some of the above factors.
What Will An Attorney Be Able To Do?
If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health wellness due to stress in the workplace, you may need to seek legal assistance. These injuries and illnesses should be covered by workers’ compensation, but these claims are often denied. At JML Law, we are going to stand up for you. We know that this can affect all aspects of your life, so let us investigate your case so we can secure the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses (current and future)
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage for any mental health counseling
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
If you need a Santa Ana 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.