Workers’ Compensation For Psychiatric Injuries
Sometimes, the most severe injuries are the ones we cannot see. When workers are seriously injured on the job, the physical effects of these injuries can also lead to serious psychological conditions. In many cases, the injured worker can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits for his or her mental condition.
A recent Ohio Supreme Court case, however, has made the law on this subject extremely complex. At Philip J. Fulton Law Office in Columbus, our attorneys can evaluate your psychiatric injuries and help you determine the best way to proceed with your claim for benefits. As one of the most respected workers’ compensation law firms in the state, we are well-positioned to aggressively protect your legal rights and best interests.
You Need A Lawyer’s Assistance When Dealing With This Type Of Claim
In its 2013 ruling in the Armstrong v. John R. Jurgensen Co. case, the Ohio Supreme Court found that a truck driver who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to an accident could not receive workers’ comp benefits for the PTSD because it was not directly linked to his physical injuries.
That means you will need to prove that a case of PTSD, depression, anxiety or any other type of mental condition will need to be directly linked to your injuries.
If you have suffered a serious, career-altering injury, such as a broken back, traumatic brain injury or severe burn injuries, no one should discount the psychological effects that come with it.
The loss of the ability to work and live a normal life can affect people in different ways. If you are suffering from mental complications due to your physical injuries, our attorneys will explore every avenue possible to help you recover the benefits you need. That could include medical benefits for counseling.
Get Philip J. Fulton Law Office On Your Side
Our founder, Philip J. Fulton, is known by attorneys, insurance companies, judges and state workers’ compensation system workers for his deep knowledge of the law. He oversees every case that comes through our doors, making sure you receive the high-quality service and representation you deserve.