Mental Health Awareness Month

Doing our part to raise awareness for mental health issues in workers’ compensation.

Mental health can impact a person’s ability to work. Individuals who sustain a physical trauma can have problems coping and adjusting.

Many people refuse to get help out of embarrassment. It is usually friends or family members who suggest getting treatment.

There is no simple test to show what a person is feeling or how it impacts their life. Here are some of the challenges that our clients experience.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic event. Common symptoms include anxiety, flashbacks, and nightmares. We have represented individuals who could not re-enter the workplace despite recovery from a physical impairment. PTSD is a serious medical condition that must be diagnosed and treated by a mental health professional.

Depression

A serious work accident can result in forced retirement and lifetime medical treatment. Sometimes feeling sad goes beyond simply having the blues. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. We have seen many clients struggle with a sense of loss because of their work accident. It is important to speak with a doctor if you are having these types of feelings.

Anxiety

Many of our clients are overwhelmed by their circumstances and worry about getting back to gainful employment. Vocational counseling is available to help a person transition to a new career.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

Related information:

NAMI: May is Mental Health Month

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