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Psychiatric Conditions from On-the Job Injuries

Help from Our Phoenix Workers' Comp Attorneys

Although most workers' compensation claims relate to physical injuries, cases of mental illness or psychiatric conditions, such post-traumatic stress disorder from exposure to traumatic events, also can qualify a person for workers' compensation. Fortunately, concern and advances in treatment for mental health disorders and psychiatric conditions is slowly increasing in the U.S.

In many cases, mental disabilities are the result of physical injury. Psychiatric conditions can result from various high-stress jobs, such as working in dangerous areas, firefighting, law enforcement, and emergency medical care. If you or a loved one has suffered from a psychiatric condition, the attention of a Phoenix workers' compensation lawyer from our firm can be advantageous to you in the claims process.

Types of Psychiatric Conditions

Psychiatric conditions are patterns of mental health issues that cause individual distress and impairment of an individual's ability to function. To be considered as a psychiatric condition, the disorder must be in response to an event. The following are common psychiatric conditions that can develop from workplace circumstances:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Sexual disorder
  • Sleep disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Mental health problems as a result of workplace conditions affect many employees throughout the nation. In some cases, psychiatric conditions can be covered by workers' compensation. If it can be proven that the mental issue is the direct result of your occupation, such as work-induced stress, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

Psychiatric conditions caused by a workplace accident or illness are often granted compensation through this program. If you have a severe mental condition that prohibits you from returning to work, we can discuss whether workers' compensation or Social Security disability insurance is best for your case. You can schedule your free initial consultation at one of our offices in Phoenix, Flagstaff, or Prescott, or we might travel out to meet with you at a more convenient place. At Fendon Law Firm, P.C., we are prepared to take on the challenge of proving your condition qualifies for workers' compensation benefits. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we can help you obtain the benefits that you deserve. Contact us today for strong legal assistance!