Psychiatric injuries are eligible for financial compensation under California law. These injuries include both mental and physical conditions that result from an accumulation of work-related mental stress. If you are suffering from psychiatric injuries due to your work, don’t make the mistake of thinking only physical injuries are covered by workers’ compensation claims. Based in Long Beach, California, our team at the Law Offices of Ainbinder & Pratt are ready and able to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Psychiatric injuries can result from both workplace conditions as well as traumatic incidents that happen at work. Professions that routinely include high stress or increased levels of danger can have a cumulative effect over time. In these environments, stress from daily responsibilities can lead to mental and/or physical disabilities.
Though psychiatric injuries can be more difficult to prove than straightforward physical injuries, the injuries and disabilities resulting from stress in the workplace are no less real. Possible causes of work-related psychiatric injuries resulting from mental stress include:
These situations can lead to mental and physical disabilities including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, or—in cases involving violent workplace incidents—post traumatic stress disorder.
If you are suffering from a mental or physical condition as a result of work-related stress, and you are unable to perform your duties, filing a workers’ compensation claim may be an option. If your situation meets the required criteria for a claim, our team of psychiatric/psychological injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Ainbinder & Pratt will work to make sure you are treated fairly.
Under California law, a work-related psychiatric injury must meet defined criteria in order to be considered eligible for compensation. These criteria include:
Other work-related stressors do not fall under the coverage of the law. For instance, general stressful feelings or psychiatric conditions caused by the legal process are not considered eligible for claim or compensation. Likewise, stress-related conditions caused by good faith actions of your employer—criticism of performance, changes to work responsibilities, or demotions—are not acceptable causes of workplace psychiatric injuries according to the law.
Psychiatric injuries that are suffered as a result of your work can be challenging to prove if you attempt to negotiate with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company on your own. If you are suffering from psychiatric injuries resulting from your workplace conditions, don’t face this situation alone. You need the experienced legal services of a team of attorneys you can trust. At the Law Offices of Ainbinder & Pratt, we have the knowledge and experience required to stand up for your rights and help you fight for fair compensation for your psychiatric injury. Call our Long Beach office now for a free case evaluation.
Are you suffering from psychiatric injuries resulting from mental stress at work? Have these psychiatric injuries led to mental and physical ailments? If so, you may be able to file a claim to receive financial compensation. You don’t have to suffer in silence. At the Law Offices of Ainbinder & Pratt, we take your well-being seriously and will fight on your side. Contact our Long Beach office today to schedule a free consultation.