Work-related injuries are not always physical. Many factors can cause trauma and mental health issues such as stress, accidents, and violence.
Stress can be caused by:
Dangerous and traumatic situations happen in which workers may, unfortunately, find themselves exposed. Accidents and violence in the workplace, whether it has happened to you or another employee, affects mental health and overall workplace morale.
Job-related mental health concerns should be taken seriously and with enough evidence and documentation, a case could be made for workers’ compensation benefits. Listed below are some common mental health conditions.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Disorders Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18.1% of the population age 18 and older every year.
Stress and anxiety due to work aren’t abnormal but extreme cases can cause temporary or permanent disabilities. A traumatic work incident such as death, violence, or an accident can cause the condition.
Symptoms that characterize this illness:
This can lead to additional health concerns such as:
Some of the biggest contributors to depression at work include traumatic situations where the employee feels full or partial blame, injury, extreme amounts of pressure, harassment, violence, and emotional abuse.
Signs of depression:
PTSD is a serious condition caused by experiencing a terrifying event which can cause debilitating symptoms such as:
This disorder can have a monumental and debilitating impact on work performance and behavior.
An employee can go through a physical injury such as trauma to the head and seem to fully recover but later suffer from a mental health condition. Head injuries range from forgetfulness to changes in personality, impulsiveness, and loss of skills to effectively complete your job.
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to those with physical injuries or mental conditions sustained while on the job. Acquiring workers’ comp for a mental illness is often complicated due to difficulties providing enough evidence for a claim. Contact Injured Call Today to connect with experienced physicians that specialize in accident-related injuries.
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