Work With a Concord Workers' Compensation Attorney
Are you suffering stress-related illness due to a high-stress job, or a
work-related injury? At
The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C., you benefit from working with a Concord workers' compensation lawyer
who is a former insurance defense attorney. Due to the fact that stress-related
claims are more complex than standard injury claims, you will benefit
dramatically by working with a knowledgeable attorney who knows and understands
how both sides address such claims.
As the modern workplace has become more stressful, in recent years job-related
stress claims have become increasingly common nationwide. The American
Psychological Association predicts that stress-related injuries will be
the most pervasive occupational disease of the 21st century. Further,
mental disorders already rank among the top ten work-related injuries
and illnesses in the nation.
Mental disability claims can be split into three categories:
- Where a physical injury precipitates a mental disability.
- Where stress causes a physical injury such as a heart attack or stroke.
- Where mental stimuli causes purely mental injuries.
Will my stress-related illness be covered?
Stress-related illnesses that are a gradual or direct result work conditions;
for example, stress-related heart conditions, anxiety, stress-related
digestive problems, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder are
being increasingly recognized by the courts and covered by workers'
compensation insurance. The modern medical profession has come to acknowledge
the interworking of the mind and body. To illustrate, the American Institute
for Preventative Medicine says that stress is at the root of nearly two-thirds
of office visits and plays a major role in heart disease and cancer.
Stress related illness can result from a sudden, one-time event such as
when a homicide detective responds to a devastating murder scene; workers
who witness traumatic events may be diagnosed with PTSD, which can be
Contact The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C.
The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. is fully aware that stress-related
illness can be life-altering, if not debilitating. If you are suffering
a stress-related illness after an injury, or because of witnessing a traumatic
event, you are urged to contact the firm to discuss your case with a Concord
workers' compensation attorney.
free case evaluation, you can get your questions answered and learn about your legal options.
Call today to get started!
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