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You’re not alone. Our Michigan workers’ comp lawyers have been called the best in the state, and we pride ourselves on providing you with care, trust, and responsiveness.

We believe mental health problems are being overlooked in the workers’ compensation system and want to help raise awareness.

Mental health can impact a person’s ability to work. Individuals who sustain a traumatic physical injury can have difficulty coping and adjusting. This is especially true if a person has permanent restrictions and must switch careers.

Many of our clients refuse treatment out of embarrassment. It is usually their friends or family members who suggest getting help. Anger and frustration are common.

A broken arm can easily been seen on x-ray but there is no universal test to show what a person is feeling. These claims are frequently disputed by insurance companies and people suffer. Here is what you should know about mental health and workers’ compensation in Michigan.

Medical Treatment

Michigan law requires an employer or its insurance company to provide reasonable and necessary medical treatment under workers’ compensation. This benefit covers not just physical injuries but also emotional and psychological problems. Available treatment includes psychotherapy and prescription medications.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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

Depression

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 a work injury. It is important to speak with your doctor if you are having these types of feelings.

We can help

Many people suffer without getting proper medical care. It is critical that you speak with your doctor if you are having emotional problems. We can hold the insurance company accountable under workers’ compensation and help you get the treatment you need.

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

Related information:

Injured On The Job: A Guide to Michigan Workers’ Compensation Law (Free Book)

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Author Bio Jeffrey Kaufman

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
Ricardo Perfetto

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

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