South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney dedicated to representing the rights of people who sustain work-related mental injuries
When people think of workplace injuries, they tend to think of injuries that occur due to a specific accident or those that develop as a result of years of repetitive activity or exposure. While these are unquestionably serious injuries, equally serious are work-related mental injuries. These conditions may include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and clinical depression. While it may be difficult to secure workers’ compensation benefits for a work-related mental injury or illness, it is important for anyone who believes that he or she has a claim for such an injury to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Stress/mental injuries/illness can have a variety of causes
Emotional and/or psychological injuries may not be visible, but they are just as real as the physical injuries people sustain as a result of an accident. These injuries tend to fall into one of three distinct categories:
- Stress/mental injuries/mental illness unaccompanied by a physical injury;
- Stress/mental injuries/mental illness accompanied by a physical injury;
- Stress/mental injuries/mental illness aggravated by a work-related physical injury.
Certain types of workers may be more susceptible to developing emotional or psychological disorders, including but not limited to:
- Police officers
- First responders
Stress, mental injuries and mental illness arising out of and in the course of employment include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Heart attacks
Contact a Charleston workers’ compensation attorney today to discuss your work-related mental injury
If you have developed a mental injury due to an alleged event or condition in your workplace, you should discuss your case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Charleston workers’ compensation lawyer Walter Hundley has been helping people who sustain work-related injuries for more than 30 years. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Hundley, please call our office today at 843-723-1995 or 866-723-1995.
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