Cleveland Workers’ Comp Psychological Injury Lawyers
Fighting for Psychiatric Workers' Comp Settlements
To file a psychological or psychiatric workers’ compensation claim in Ohio, the afflicted individual’s condition must have resulted from an established work-related physical injury or disease. Although it might be difficult to win a psychological claim, we attorneys at Robin J. Peterson Company, LLC, will not back down when representing your interests.
What is a Workers’ Comp Psychological Injury?
Psychological injuries are injuries that affect the emotional or mental wellbeing of an individual. Among others, these injuries can include mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. These injuries can occur for many reasons, from suffering an accident on the job to stemming from the natural of the job itself.
Helping Clients Realize All Their Options for Just Compensation
Many injured people don’t even realize — or choose to ignore — that they are experiencing psychological problems. Instead of pursuing help on their own, their friends, family, co-workers or physicians recognize the symptoms and push for action.
As your attorney, it is our job to help you pursue maximum compensation — not just for the physical injuries you’ve suffered, but also for the damage and pain beneath the surface. With years of experience, we know what to look for when exploring your options for compensation.
Taking the Fear Out of Psychological or Mental Health Issues
There’s no questioning the physical and financial challenges that follow a severe injury, such as an amputation or spinal cord damage. Still, when your life is turned upside down by a workplace accident, it can be difficult to face the emotional and psychological effects of your injury.
With an extensive network of medical professionals, we will connect you with the resources you need to build a strong case and receive treatment to help you through this difficult time.
What are Work-Related Psychological Injuries?
Work-related psychological injuries are mental health conditions aggravated or caused by work. Workplace stressors such as excessive workloads, unreasonable deadlines, lack of support, or bullying can cause these injuries as a result of exposure to traumatic events.
Examples of work-related psychological injuries include:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): This condition can be caused by exposure to a traumatic event at work, such as witnessing or being involved in a workplace accident or being the victim of workplace violence.
- Anxiety and Depression: Excessive workload, unreasonable deadlines, or harassment at work can lead to anxiety and depression.
- Adjustment Disorder: This condition can occur when an employee experiences significant stress due to changes in their job, such as a new boss or a change in job duties.
Employers must promote a healthy work environment, provide adequate support, and provide mental health resources for their employees to prevent work-related psychological injuries.
If you live or work in or near Cleveland and believe you are experiencing symptoms of mental health issues or notice the symptoms in a loved one, contact our law office and learn how we can help you pursue compensation. Like any workers’ compensation matter, it’s important to act quickly to better your chances of success.
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