Workers’ Compensation for Mental Health Claims
Most workers understand that they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they have sustained a physical injury as a result of their work. What many workers do not realize is that they are also entitled to benefits for emotional injuries that are work-related.
Workers who are injured on the job may sustain emotional trauma in addition to the physical pain and injuries they sustain. Anxiety and depression are two common types of mental health injuries that are associated with workplace injuries. Depression is not uncommon for workers who have sustained serious injuries that limit their ability to work or enjoy daily life activities. Anxiety is not uncommon when workers have been injured in a traumatic accident, such as a vehicle accident, fire, explosion, chemical exposure, fall from an elevated work structure or other frightening accident. Mental health claims deserve full consideration.
Our Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help
At Midwest Disability Work Comp, we have years of legal experience. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have advocated on behalf of thousands of injured workers. We have helped many clients find financial relief in the face of physical and mental injuries. We work hard to help our clients obtain wage loss benefits and medical benefits, including any necessary counseling and mental health services they require. If necessary, we can also seek job retraining benefits to help you return to work. We encourage you to contact an attorney at our Minnesota firm to learn more about your legal rights and the compensation that may be available to you.