Psychological Disorders Are Covered By The Georgia State Board Of Workers' Compensation

If you were physically injured in an accident, you may continue to suffer even after your physical wounds have healed. Many accident victims suffer from psychological distress — such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — for months and even years after being injured in a work-related accident.

While employers and workers' compensation insurance carriers may frown on workers' comp claims for psychological disorders, the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation does recognize psychological disorders for workers' comp purposes.

At The Law Offices of Gary M. Kazin, I know the serious impact that psychological disorders can have on a person's ability to work and enjoy life. I am here to help you obtain the workers' compensation benefits you need to pay for medical treatment, and make up for your lost wages while you are dealing with your mental disorder.

Psychological Disability Resulting From A Physical Injury

In general, workers' compensation insurance carriers will approve psychological disability claims when it is evident that the symptoms of a depression disorder or emotional distress are the result of prolonged trauma and physical pain. However, demonstrating the connection between the psychological impairment and the physical injury requires in-depth case preparation and evidence.

It can be difficult to prove these invisible disabilities, and types of psychological disorders that will qualify for workers' compensation approval are limited. That is why working with an experienced attorney is so important. With more than 30 years of experience, I know how to best present evidence of psychological and mental disorders to give my clients the best chance possible of obtaining workers' comp benefits.

Proving your case will require a full evaluation by a qualified medical and mental health professional. Your claim may also require evidence provided by others who have experience living and working with you. My staff and I will work aggressively to obtain records, reports and all necessary evidence relative to your claim.

What If You Have Been Treated For A Pre-Existing Mental Illness?

In Georgia, you may still be eligible for workers' compensation benefits if you can demonstrate that your work injury aggravated symptoms of the pre-existing or latent mental illness. You will have the burden of proving that circumstances related to your work caused the psychological symptoms to return. It is important to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer taking the lead for you.

I Will Handle Your Workers' Compensation With Skill And Sensitivity

If you are a Georgia resident and unable to continue work because of a mental disability caused by a work injury, call The Law Offices of Gary M. Kazin. From my offices in Decatur and Atlanta, I provide Georgia workers' compensation claims services for workers injured on the job in the Atlanta metro area and communities throughout Georgia.

Call 866-397-5116 or use the contact form to request a free consultation. You will not pay attorneys' fees if my law firm cannot help you obtain Georgia workers' compensation benefits.