Why Mental Health Claims Matter

BY: Koszdin | Friday, May 17, 2019.

Have you ever cried so hard that you fell asleep right away? Have you ever felt so numb that you just couldn’t get out of bed? Have you ever felt so anxious that you couldn’t move? These questions are typically for patients who have been trying to stay strong for a really long time. Through modern-day health, we are getting better at understanding mental health and the workplace. Our Van Nuys Work Stress Mental Health Claims Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry are so grateful to represent such inspiring and strong individuals who are doing what they can to ensure that their mental health is taken seriously. Thankfully, California recognizes the importance of mental health, but it doesn’t make getting worker’s compensation any easier.

Gone are the days where we can tell someone to suck it up or move one. Gone are the days where people seemed to just snap out of it. Many think our generations have grown soft. We think that we have just become more aware of handling mental issues. Not everything can be fixed by ignoring it, suppressing it, or replacing it. Especially with the increase in workplace violence, we are living in a different universe than 50 years ago. With the increase in workplace shootings, workplace pressure for good numbers, or dealing with social changes, our Van Nuys Work Stress Mental Health Claims Attorneys are here for you amongst all the chaos.

Mental Health Statistics

Cancer and Heart disease hold the top two seats for most expensive health coverage. The third seat is mental health challenges and conditions which are growing each year at the rate of 10%. Mental health claims have a billion dollar impact to businesses directly and indirectly. In recent surveys, 50% of employees have experienced clinically depressive symptoms at some point in their careers. Over half of our worker’s population has experienced depression. That stark number should tell you the importance of breaking down barriers for mental health discussions. In the same survey, many employees suggested that they were scared to say anything because they did not want any negative attention.

Because mental health issues like depression and anxiety can eventually manifest into something behavioral or physical, workers’ compensation claims may be treating the wrong kind of issue. This results in more loss of money. There is so much research suggesting that people can come back from mental health issues. But when workplaces are unwilling to discuss a mental health option or an insurance company is reluctant to cover the health care associated with the issue, it can make something manageable into something so much worse for the employee.

What To Do

First, you are not alone. Millions of  Americans struggle with depression or anxiety at some point in their lives. There are options for help out there and you deserve to be healthy. Don’t hesitate, call 818-812-5639 or click here to schedule a free consultation with our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry in Van Nuys today.

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