You’ve suffered an injury or illness on the job and while your physical symptoms have subsided, the pain that lingers interferes with your daily life. You can’t get a full night’s sleep and you feel overwhelmed with sadness or hopelessness. It is not uncommon for an on-the-job injury to develop into an emotional/mental condition, such as insomnia or depression. Fortunately, California’s workers’ compensation system may provide some much needed relief.
At the Kenton Koszdin Law Office, we can help you recover your rightful workers’ compensation benefits for the mental conditions you have developed as a result of your previous work-related injury or illness. To learn more, please contact us online or by calling (818) 901-9999.
What Is a Mental-Physical Claim?
The psychological impact of having survived an injury accident or illness on the job does not always go away over time. Whether or not you have been fortunate enough to make a full physical recovery, your mental health has been affected and you need help.
Common mental-physical claims include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sleep disturbances
- Panic Attacks
While it may be difficult to prove that the original injury or illness created circumstances that have impacted your emotional health, it is still possible to receive financial assistance through workers’ compensation. Get in touch with a compassionate work accident attorney to discuss your specific situation.
What Are California’s Requirements for a Mental-Physical Claim?
To qualify for workers’ compensation for psychiatric (mental-physical) injury in California, you must be able to be the following requirements:
- You have been employed for at least six months where the injury/illness occurred
- There is evidence that the accident or conditions of your workplace are the main cause of the mental-physical injury
- The psychiatric condition is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association
Additionally, the workers’ compensation insurance adjuster will scrutinize your claim extensively by conducting a background check for previous existing mental health issues and even investigating your finances.
The Guidance You Need for Success in Los Angeles
If you are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim for a mental-physical injury, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced lawyer at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office to evaluate whether you have a claim and what you can do to strengthen your chance of success. We can provide the insight and representation you need throughout the filing process as well. Don’t wait to contact us.