“Wait for what? Seeking workers’ compensation for stress-related injuries caused by your work? Is this even possible?” you may wonder.
The mere notion of workplace stress-related injuries being compensable under California workers’ compensation laws may seem absurd, but filing a workers’ comp claim to obtain benefits from your employer might actually be a good idea.
Our Encino stress-related injuries attorney is going to give you four compelling reasons why you SHOULD cite stress as the primary source of your emotional or physical injuries/disabilities in order to get compensated and receive lost wages and loss of earning capacity (as well as recover medical bills).
Stress-related injuries are compensable under California’s workers’ compensation laws when this type of injuries is caused by the employee’s work activities or workplace environment and affects the employee for a prolonged period of time.
Failure to recognize signs of workplace stress may lead to devastating consequences. Sadly but true, in the vast majority of cases, employees struggling with stress, depression or anxiety, seek professional help or start taking medication when it is already too late.
Needless to say, stress-related injuries and mental illnesses are rather difficult to treat and require a huge amount of money in medical expenses. Not all employees in Encino or elsewhere in California can afford those. But seeking workers’ compensation can help you recover and get compensated for your medical bills and any days missed due to your stress-related injuries.
Stress at work is not something you should be fooling around with. Seek the legal advice of our best stress-related injuries lawyers in Encino. Contact the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach to get a free consultation today. Call our offices at 818-609-7005 or complete this contact form for a free case evaluation.