If you have experienced a workplace injury in Ohio, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. While most people assume workers' compensation only covers physical injuries, the truth is that it may also cover certain mental health disorders, such as anxiety.
According to the Cleveland State Law Review, Ohio workers' compensation benefits cover both physical and mental injuries that result from a workplace injury. This means that if you experience anxiety or other mental health disorders due to a workplace injury, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. However, there are specific requirements that must be met to receive compensation for mental health disorders.
The mental health disorder must be caused by the workplace injury, meaning there must be a direct link between the workplace injury and the mental health disorder. For example, if you develop anxiety after witnessing a workplace accident or being involved in a traumatic event at work, you may be eligible for compensation.
The mental health disorder must be diagnosed by a qualified medical professional. It is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder after a workplace injury.
The mental health disorder must result in a disability or impairment, meaning the mental health disorder must interfere with your ability to perform your job duties or engage in daily activities. For example, if you are unable to work due to symptoms of a mental health disorder, you may be eligible for compensation for lost wages.
It is important to note that workers' compensation claims for mental health disorders can be complex and challenging to prove. The other side may argue that the mental health disorder is not related to the workplace injury or that it is a pre-existing condition. Therefore, it is essential to have a skilled workers' compensation attorney on your side who can build a strong case and fight for the benefits you deserve.
Anxiety and other mental health disorders can be debilitating conditions that can result from a workplace injury. In Ohio, workers' compensation benefits may cover mental health disorders if certain requirements are met. If you or a loved one has experienced a workplace injury that has resulted in anxiety or other mental health disorders, the experienced attorneys at NRS Injury Law are here to help. Call NRS Injury Law today at 855.468.4878, or fill out our online contact form.