In California, nearly all employers must purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This requirement benefits both employers and employees.
Employers benefit from offering workers’ compensation because doing so protects them from being the targets of lawsuits when employees are injured on the job. Workers, of course, benefit from having a clear means of seeking financial compensation for their medical bills and other such losses resulting from workplace injuries.
You may know that you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits if you’ve sustained a physical injury while operating within the scope of your employment. However, many don’t realize they can also file claims for psychiatric distress resulting from mistreatment at work or workplace conditions.
Do you believe you have grounds to file such a claim? If so, review your case with a legal professional for more information. A Van Nuys workplace psychiatric distress claim attorney at Koszdin, Fields & Sherry will gladly discuss your options in greater detail.
There are various reasons an employee may experience workplace psychiatric distress to such a degree that they’re justified in seeking workers’ compensation benefits. They include the following:
It’s important to understand that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is a business whose main goal is to optimize profits and minimize financial losses whenever possible. Thus, it’s not uncommon for workers’ compensation insurance carriers to deny claims, stating an applicant hasn’t provided evidence that they sustained a genuinely work-related injury.
Proving that you developed psychiatric distress due to workplace mistreatment can be particularly challenging.
This isn’t meant to discourage you from filing a claim. It’s meant to encourage you to hire a qualified attorney when doing so. At Koszdin, Fields & Sherry, a Van Nuys workplace psychiatric distress claim lawyer can help you build a case showing you’re eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 818-812-5639.