Work-Related Mental Health Issues
Work-related injuries have multiple outcomes. While outward physical symptoms can be the easiest to recognize, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues can also develop when an injury or illness causes prolonged pain, prevents someone from carrying on their work, or alters the nature of their family and social life. While mental conditions cannot be diagnosed with a stethoscope or x-ray, it is important to identify and treat these conditions so that depression and anxiety do not impair a patient’s ability to return to work.
Other Mental Health Issues:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This condition can result from serious trauma in the workplace.
Loss of memory often results from head injury or exposure to toxins in the workplace.
Dementia or Severe Confusion
These conditions are a less common – but tragic – result of worker exposure to toxins.
Phobia sometimes develops out of a serious work-related trauma.
The Washington workers compensation lawyers at Emery Reddy take depression and other mental disabilities as seriously as any other physical injury, and will fight to ensure that you get the full treatment you need from your L&I claim. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
A Workers’ Compensation lawyer will help you recover:
- Current and ongoing medical costs
- Lost wages and lost potential income
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life from a permanent injury, disability or other factors
We understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and our Workers’ Compensation lawyers are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation you deserve. Our practice was founded on a commitment to advocating for workers’ rights, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured and disabled. Contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation on your mental health issue or workers’ compensation claim.