When people hear about work injuries, they typically think of traumatic incidents that cause physical harm. However, the team at JML Law understands that workers’ mental health is important and can be damaged as well. When you need a San Bernardino stress-related injury attorney, we are here for you. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate your case so we can secure the compensation you truly deserve. Your health matters to us, and we will ensure you are treated fairly.
A recently published study says that work is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing as many as 120,000 people each year. The study also points out what most of us already know – work is one of the leading causes of stress in our lives. Workplace stress can affect our mental health, which, in turn, affects our physiological health.
Workplace mental health illnesses can severely limit a worker’s productivity and lead to long-term mental and physical consequences.
Most of us experience stress at work, but there are times when the work environment is the direct cause of a worker’s mental health illness. Some of the leading causes of workplace stress include:
There are some industries more harmful to our mental health than others. Those who work in high-stress environments (law enforcement, doctors, etc.) face a higher risk of developing mental health illnesses. However, any job has the potential to cause a mental health illness depending on the circumstances.
Yes, workers in California are eligible to receive workers’ compensation for most workplace mental health illnesses. However, you may need help from a San Bernardino stress-related injury lawyer. Because the cause of these injuries is harder to pinpoint on the specific workplace causes, these claims are denied more often than typical traumatic injuries that occur in the workplace.
The last thing you should have to worry about is your workplace negatively affecting your mental health. Mental health illnesses affect all areas of your life, not just your work. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team understands these injuries and is ready to get to work. We want to ensure you are compensated for the following:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.