Mental Injuries, Syndromes and Disorders Caused by Work Environments

In recent times various types of mental illnesses and mental injuries have become widely accepted by the medical community as viable obstacles to work performance. This has led to fewer barriers in obtaining Workers’ Compensation benefits for those suffering from a mental disorder. This is provided the injury was directly related to their job. This is not to say that it is easy to qualify for work injury benefits. Having an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney on your side is very beneficial as they will help you accurately determine the true value of your claim based on the extent and origin of your mental injury. For help in getting the benefits you are entitled to call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940.

Ms. Truscello and her staff have honed their skills in Workers’ Compensation Law in Delaware County for over 15 years. In that time Ms. Truscello has helped countless numbers of clients with work related injuries secure proper compensation. As your attorney, Ms. Truscello and her staff will focus their efforts on handling the details of your case including administrative issues, accurate documentation regarding your claim and litigation. With this taken off of your plate you can focus on recovering and getting healthy again.

Types Of Work-Related Mental Injuries

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mental Disability Groups

Mental disorders are grouped into 3 primary groups based on their etiology, or origin. Each are outlined below:

  1. Physical-Mental Disability Claims: These occur when an employee develops a mental disorder, such as depression, as a result of a work related physical injury. An example would be if someone became depressed after sustaining a debilitating back injury at work.
  2. Mental-Physical Disability Claims: These injuries arise when a mental stimulus at work manifests itself as a physical injury. An example would be a worker suffering a heart attack during a stressful work related situation i.e. being robbed at gunpoint while working at a store.
  3. Mental Disability Claims: These cases involve scenarios where a mental stimulus in the workplace causes a mental injury. An example would be the inability to return to work after a traumatic event due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Contact a Delaware County Work Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello

Delaware County Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Deborah M. Truscello get compensation for employees suffering from work-related mental injuries. If you or a loved one needs help, call 610-892-4940 or contact us online to set up your free initial consultation.