Atlanta Lawyers For Psychological Injury Claims
Sometimes, physical effects are only part of the injury. When you face the life-changing effects of a disabling injury, it can be hard to get up and get going again. You feel bad about not only yourself but also your family and your place in the world.
An injured worker or employee is entitled not only to treatment for physical injuries but also coverage for depression, anxiety and other emotional conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), that may have been caused by a job site or workers’ compensation injury. Our personal injury attorneys and workers’ compensation lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., in Atlanta, have been helping injured workers get the compensation they need for more than 35 years.
Fighting For Employees Affected By Psychological Injuries
An insurance company covering a workers’ compensation claim will most likely fight a claim for the additional psychological injury. But, if this is coverage that you need, then our lawyers believe that it is worth the fight. Workers’ compensation insurance companies often claim that psychological problems were preexisting at the time of a workplace accident or that the facts do not support the contention that the claimant actually has a psychological injury. If this is happening in your case, promptly obtain legal help from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who knows how to fight this argument.
Our workers’ comp lawyers have extensive experience in the field of workers’ compensation law. If you have suffered a psychological injury in the workplace, they will work aggressively to help you obtain the medical, wage loss and disability benefits you are entitled to.
Psychological Injury Coverage Under Georgia Law
Georgia has a two-part test for determining whether psychological injuries are compensable by the workers’ compensation system. Both of the following must be true:
- You must have suffered a physical injury.
- Your psychological injury must have arisen from the compensable physical workplace injury.
Our lawyers understand the complexities of these legal issues and the strategies that they can employ to overcome the objections that workers’ compensation insurance companies have to providing benefits for psychological injuries. Our team will be your strong advocate, working hard to help you obtain the medical care and other workers’ compensation benefits that your situation requires.
Advocates For Catastrophic Injury Victims
It is a well-established fact that many people who suffer from very serious physical injuries, such as paraplegia, traumatic brain injuries or burns, subsequently suffer psychological problems such as depression. Our lawyers have experience managing cases involving catastrophic injuries as well as injuries that have resulted in psychological illnesses. They will work with your doctor or other medical specialists to determine your ongoing medical needs so that our team can help you obtain what you deserve.