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What happens when workplace injuries are not physical?

It is truly unfortunate that numerous individuals in California and across the country suffer physical injuries or illnesses that are believed to be work related. When such incidents do happen, getting the help needed during recovery can seem difficult, but it is possible. What happens, though, when workplace injuries are not necessarily physical but psychological instead?

Mental and emotional injuries and illnesses are a very real problem in this country. While such issues are often overlooked, they can take a serious toll on one’s life in a variety of ways. When these injuries are job related, employees may be able to utilize workers’ compensation benefits in order to obtain the care they need for recovery and long-term care.

Getting employers and insurance companies to recognize the importance of treating mental and emotional injuries can be a challenge. However, certain laws are in place to protect workers who suffer employment-related psychological distress. To learn more about this topic and how an attorney may be able to help, please visit our firm’s website.

Workers’ compensation benefits can be used for a myriad of workplace injuries and illnesses. However, it is not always easy to achieve full benefits as insurance companies will look for any way to stop payment or deny services. This may be particularly true for those employees in California who are dealing with mental and emotional injuries. If you find yourself in such a situation, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer may be able to help you fight for the full benefits to which you are entitled.