Depression Associated With A Work Injury
When most people think about traumatic events and accidents, they seem to focus solely on the physical harm that arises from the event. Often, a physical injury can be associated with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mental health issues may be compensable under Minnesota’s workers’ compensation system in some situations. For instance, Minnesota recognizes depression as a compensable condition if a physical injury results in the depression or anxiety. There must be a physical component to the mental health disorder. In situations involving PTSD, the condition may be compensable without an associated physical injury component if the mental health condition was triggered by to a work-related event.
If you or someone you love is suffering from depression after a physical injury sustained at work, contact our experienced team at Atkinson Gerber Law Office for workers’ compensation advice, guidance and help in filing a claim. We can help you with every aspect of your claim, including the pursuit of compensation for both the injury and the depression related to the injury.
Depression And Workers’ Compensation Claims In Minnesota
Some people suffer from depression after an injury due to the pain and lifestyle change they experience. Others may have depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders as a result of a head injury. Specifically, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause substantial changes to the way a person thinks and feels. Some workers can develop PTSD after suffering injury in a traumatic accident at work, or experiencing a traumatic event while on the clock.
Anger disorders, major depressive disorder and other mental health conditions are common among brain injury victims.
Many people do not realize that depression is compensable through workers’ compensation in Minnesota if it accompanies a physical injury sustained in the workplace. To learn more about filing a workers’ compensation claim in Minnesota, contact our experienced attorneys.
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To schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer, call Atkinson Gerber Law Office at 651-333-3636, or contact us online. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. If your injury prevents you from visiting our staff in the office, we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment. We represent clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and statewide.