When you hear the phrase “workplace injury” or “workers compensation”, you probably envisage a physical injury of some description. Maybe the case you imagine involves a head injury after a fall at work, or a back injury caused by lifting. While these, and similar physical injuries, do tend to form a significant proportion of a Koszdin, Fields & Sherry attorney’s caseload, stress related injury or illness can also form the basis of a valid workers compensation claim.
In today’s ever-evolving world, the pressure on employees to perform excellently, exceed company expectations, and assist their employer in flourishing in their field is, perhaps, more noticeable than ever before. Of course, some element of stress can be expected at work and, in general, the more senior your role, the more stressful it will be. Despite this, it is not acceptable for a Lancaster employer to put his or her employees under so much pressure that they begin to become overwhelmed, and other areas of their lives are affected by it.
Although people in general are becoming more educated about stress related injuries and illnesses, there remains a perception that these are not “real” conditions. A Lancaster stress related claim attorney can assure you that they are, without doubt, valid conditions and, as such, can qualify you to file a workers compensation claim.
What Is a Stress Related Injury or Illness, and How Can I Prove It?
We will outline some of the common stress related injuries leading to workers compensation claims very shortly but, firstly, you should be aware that you do not need to prove your injury or illness when making a stress related claim – that is why you instruct an outstanding Koszdin, Fields & Sherry attorney to handle your case.
Each of our Lancaster stress related claim attorneys has considerable experience of successfully handling stress related injuries including:
- Panic attacks and/or anxiety caused by hostile working environments
- Heart attack or hypertension, resulting from psychological stress in the workplace
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can be triggered by catastrophic workplace injuries, violence, or accidents
- Clinical depression caused by work-related stress or injury
- Sleep disorders caused by work-related stress
Stress related claims are often closely related to sexual harassment, discrimination, and the similarly unwelcome and distressing behavior of colleagues, managers, and employers.
Using the terms of California Labor Code 3208.3, a Koszdin, Fields & Sherry stress related claim attorney could secure compensation on your behalf.
Do Not Delay – Speak to a Lancaster Stress Related Claim Attorney Today
If you have been working for your employer for at least six months, and have a diagnosed psychiatric condition which has been confirmed as being caused by your workplace, you could be entitled to claim full workers compensation benefits. The first step in doing so involves instructing an experienced, empathetic and dedicated Lancaster attorney to handle your stress related claim.
At Koszdin, Fields & Sherry, each of our Lancaster stress related claim attorneys pride themselves on a proven record of successful workers compensation claims, achieved through working tirelessly both in court and behind the scenes.