Mental Health Workers Comp Claims
Many people, when they think of a workers compensation injury, assume that the injury is a physical injury such as a strained back or repetitive stress injury. Mental health workers comp claims are also very prevalent and necessary. If you have chronic pain, it affects the way you perceive and react to the world around you. Chronic pain due to a workplace or on the job injury changes the way you interact with your family and friends. It is not uncommon for you to become irritable, anti-social, irrational, short tempered and unfortunately, hopeless.
Sadly, many Orange County workers are routinely subjected to racist, biased , unethical and unacceptable working conditions and receive workers compensation benefits. Examples can include: being asked to lie to complete job duties; being harassed and discriminated against; sexual harassment; verbal abuse; and bad faith personnel actions. There are many viable mental health workers comp claims that can be filed in these scenarios and others. Your exact situation, and the events surrounding your psychological injuries, will determine whether or not you have a workers comp claim as well as what benefits you may be entitled to according to California workers compensation law.
Suffering a workplace injury can also ultimately result in an emotional, mental or psychological injury. These can be equally as debilitating as a physical injury and can lead to you being unable to carry out work related tasks. A common scenario is an injured workers with serious career ending workers comp injuries become depressed and anxious. Since you being employed, and what you do for a living, is sometimes part of your identity, some of your biggest concerns may not revolve finances or financial stability. Many people take a tremendous amount of pride in the work they do. For this reason some concerns may be:
Can I ever work again after my workers comp injury?
How am I going to survive with my workers comp injury?
Will I be able to continue to work in my chosen field?
How long will I be out of work due to my injury, or injuries?
What is going to happen to my finances due to this workers comp injury?
These types of concerns can quickly become obsessions and can drive the injured workers in the ground. As this downward mental spiral begins you become vulnerable to being deemed unemployable, consequences of their injuries can compound, and irreparable damage can be done.