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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Depression?

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Depression?

Call Christian & Christian at (864) 408-8890 Today for Assistance with Your Workers’ Compensation Claim.

Sometimes, the nature and responsibilities of a job may create negative side effects for workers. Stressful jobs or traumatic events that occur at work can cause employees to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and more. Fortunately, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits when your mental health takes a hit as a result of your job—especially if your job makes you depressed.

What Constitutes Work-Related Depression?

For the record, we’re not just talking about feeling generally bummed out or sad about your job. If you are suffering from genuine, work-related depression, you may be experiencing difficulty sleeping, fatigue, weepiness, inability to focus, significant weight change, and other psychological, physical, and behavioral symptoms.

Such symptoms can negatively affect your job performance. This could result in loss of employment, lost wages, and diminished job prospects. It can also require you to seek mental health care, which is often necessary for treating depression and tends to be rather costly. In addition to its employment-related and financial costs, depression can also take a toll on the affected person’s social and familial relationships, creating even greater personal damage.

Workers’ Compensation Can Help You Get the Help You Need

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression as a direct result of your job, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. It may be apparent to you that your work has created your symptoms, but you will be required to demonstrate this link when filing your claim. This can be challenging and, if done incorrectly or without providing sufficient, convincing proof, you may lose out on the benefits you need in order to afford treatment.

Our team is ready to step up to the plate and help you get the benefits you need. We at Christian & Christian believe in doing everything possible to protect you by ensuring you are treated fairly when applying for workers’ comp. You don’t have to do this alone—let us help.

Schedule a free, confidential meeting with us by calling (864) 408-8890 today.


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