Depression & Psychiatric Problems

Helping San Diego Injured Workers Suffering From Depression and Other Psychiatric Problems

When you suffer a back injury or other serious injury in a work-related accident, it is important that you understand your rights and the full benefits to which you may be entitled. It is also vital that you understand the protections afforded to you under state and federal laws. At the Law Office of Leslie S. Shaw, A P.C., we are advocates for injured workers. Not only do we help you understand how the law applies in your unique situation, we provide the relentless advocacy that is often necessary to help ensure all of your legal needs are addressed in your workers' compensation case — including the potential need for counseling or other psychiatric treatment.

Schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled workers' compensation attorney by calling our San Diego law firm at 619-683-2346, or you may e-mail us.

You may be entitled to an additional workers' compensation claim for your mental injuries. Our lawyer, Leslie S. Shaw, can help you understand your rights and pursue the benefits you need to obtain proper medical and psychiatric treatment.

When Your Work Injuries Contribute to Emotional or Mental Injuries ...

It is overwhelming to confront the financial struggles associated with a work injury — lost wages, medical bills, strain on other financial obligations (as a result of lost income), etc. Workers' compensation benefits are designed to alleviate these financial burdens for injured workers. Unfortunately, for many people facing a new injury and its many detriments, their burdens do not end with financial issues or even with the physical limitations of their injuries. For some people, a serious work-related accident or injury is the beginning of significant emotional injuries.

  • Are you struggling emotionally with the fact that your permanent disability will impair your ability to provide for your spouse or children?
  • Has your frustration with your work injury or inability to support your family contributed to marital problems?
  • Are you dealing with minor or extreme symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the aftermath of a devastating industrial accident?
  • Have the limitations of your work injury or disability caused depression to set in?
  • Has the job stress — and the unlawful discrimination or harassment — associated with filing your work comp claim, modified duty status or return to work issues gotten out of control?

It can be difficult to recognize or admit that you may be suffering from mental injuries in relation to your job-site accident. Overcoming this hurdle is a step in the right direction to obtaining the help you need. Unfortunately, many people, even once they are referred to a psychiatric specialist, still face the financial burdens of getting the claim covered or accepted through their workers' compensation benefits. Our San Diego law firm can help you facilitate this claim as smoothly as possible — shifting the burden from your shoulders to ours.

Experienced Lawyer Addressing Work-Related Depression and Other Psychiatric Problems

At the Law Office of Leslie S. Shaw, our legal team is dedicated to helping injured workers get the medical attention — including psychiatric treatment — that they need after being injured on the job. Contact us in San Diego, California, to schedule a free initial consultation, or call 619-683-2346.

We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. From our office in San Diego, we represent clients in La Mesa and throughout San Diego County.