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Job Injury Birmingham, AL Claim for Mental Problems

Job Injury Birmingham, AL Claim for Mental Problems

Job Injury Birmingham, AL Claim for Mental Problems: It is not unusual for a worker who has suffered a serious injury as a result of a job accident to also suffer with some mental problems such as depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); but what if your job injury in and of itself was not "serious." Are you still entitled to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment following the job injury? Yes, it is.

In Alabama, in order for a psychological problem or mental disorder to be covered under workers' compensation, the worker must have sustained a physical injury. The physical injury does not have to be a serious injury, as long as the physical injury suffered in the workplace injury caused the mental problem or accelerated or triggered an underlying mental condition. Hence, any mental impairment causally related to the injury you sustained when you were hurt at work is to be covered by workers' compensation. This includes any underlying mental disorders the worker may have had prior to being hurt at work as long as the job injury makes the mental problem worse. This includes depression, anxiety, post- traumatic stress disorder or the worsening of a condition of paranoia, schizophrenia or other underlying mental problem.

If you work in Alabama and suffered a workplace injury and you now suffer with the side effects of depression, anxiety or if an underlying psychological problem was made worse after being hurt at work, you are entitled to treatment for said mental impairment and you may be entitled some monetary compensation for said condition as well.

If you live or work in the greater Birmingham region*, you suffered a job injury and you have any questions about your rights under Alabama's Workers Compensation laws, don't hesitate to the experienced Birmingham Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny.

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Job Injury Birmingham, AL Claim for Mental Problems

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