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STRESS INJURIES / CLAIMS
ARE YOU STRESSED BECAUSE OF WORK OR A WORK INJURY?
You may have a work injury..you need a tenacious lawyer fighting for you.
STRESS FROM WORK CAN BE CAUSED IN MANY WAYS
Usually a stress injury at work or a stress injury arising out of work occurs as a result of a worker's physical injury or as a result of a worker's working environment or working conditions.
Direct Stress Injury:
A direct stress injury results from the working conditions or working environment of the worker. It can result from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, overwork, long hours, bad faith personnel actions and many other causes. The workers compensation law allows for medical treatment and permanent disability compensation for this type of a stress claim.
Compensable Consequence Stress Injury:
A compensable consequence stress injury is the stress a worker feels as a direct result of a physical injury. Some physical injuries are serious enough to necessarily cause injured workers to modify their lifestyle, cause injured workers to their change jobs, and/or cause injured workers to need assistance to do their usual daily living activities. These modifications often have an adverse impact on a worker's emotional well-being. The workers compensation laws allow for medical treatment for this type of stress claim/injury but does not allow for permanent disability compensation.
Stress injuries are often the most difficult injuries with which to cope. Usually the injured worker has been experiencing hostility in the workplace maybe from an overbearing supervisor for awhile and the workers realizes that they are "fed-up" with their job environment but the worker grins and bears it. The suddenly the symptoms of an emotional injury strike and the worker has no idea what is "suddenly" triggering the types of emotions they are. The worker had been able to control their emotions and suppress the anger, the frustration, the exasperation, etc so these sudden symptoms are "out of character." The worker often becomes desperate and simply does not know what's happening to them and worse, they do not know how to control the situation to lessen the effects. The worker, and if that describes you or something like what you are experiencing, then you probably have a compensable work injury.
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