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Job Accidents and Psychological Injuries

Job Accidents and Psychological Injuries

If you work in Alabama and you suffered a workplace injury, you are most likely entitled to benefits under Alabama’s Workers’ Comp Law.  Part of your rights under our Worker’ Compensation Law includes your medical treatment, and that includes treatment for psychological problems sustained as the result of a workplace injury.

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.  If you were hurt at work and now suffer from the side effects of a mental problem, the experienced Alabama Workplace lawyers at Powell and Denny would be happy to talk with you about your rights in a free consultation.  Virtual appointments are available through Zoom so you can meet with one of our attorneys from wherever you are.

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+ Powell and Denny have successfully represented injured workers from Birmingham, Huntsville, Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Athens, Decatur, Town Creek Ardmore, Hartselle, Madison, Toney, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, New Hope, Guntersville, Albertville, Boaz, Ashville, Anniston, Gadsden, Cullman, Jasper, Gardendale, Morris, Kimberly, Centerpoint, Leeds, Tarrant City, Fairfield, Hueytown, Bessemer, Adger, Tuscaloosa, Cordova, Alabaster, Pelham, Harpersville, Opelika, Phenix City, Montgomery, Clanton, Calera, Enterprise, Monroeville, Mobile, Evergreen and towns and cities in between.


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