Grand Rapids Work Related Stress Attorney
Illness and physical symptoms caused by workplace exposure to chemicals, asbestos, paint fumes and other harmful substances are covered as occupational diseases. What you may not know is that psychological conditions and mental injuries caused by work-related stress are also covered by Michigan Workers Compensation.
If you needed therapy, counseling, medications, or other psychological or medical treatment because of work-related stress or you have lost time from work because of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder or another condition caused by stress at work, then you may be entitled to worker compensation benefits.
A psychological injury caused by events that occurred while on the job may be considered a work injury. Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event at work may result in post-traumatic stress disorder or another anxiety disorder. Stress-related claims are not allowed if the stress is caused by a lay-off or closure of a company.
If the employee’s need for medical or psychological treatment is caused by stress in the workplace, the workers’ compensation insurer will have to pay for the related medical expenses and wage loss benefits.
- Medical benefits consist of all reasonable and necessary medical care, including payment for medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment. Some types of health care which might be covered include counseling, therapy, anti-depressant medications /other prescription drugs, hospitalization and doctor visits.
- Wage loss benefits compensate an injured worker for wages lost because of a work-related disability. Wage replacement is generally calculated at 80 percent of an employee’s average weekly wage, up to a weekly maximum rate. If you were left totally disabled by your emotional stress, you may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
If you are facing a worker’s compensation, a good worker’s compensation attorney is not optional, it is a requirement! Our worker’s compensation attorneys can answer your questions with straight talk. Having the right worker’s compensation attorney on your side can relieve your stress during this difficult situation. Our attorneys have over 95 years of trial experience. Considering the seriousness of this life changing event, it is extremely important to retain the services of an experienced attorney.
Krupp Law Offices P.C. is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan and has the right worker’s compensation attorney for you. We represent clients in all worker’s compensation matters throughout West Michigan, , including the cities of Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Haven, Stanton, Greenville, Wayland, Allegan, Holland, Newaygo, White Cloud, Fremont, Coopersville, Hastings, Middleville, Wyoming, and Rockford including Kent County, Ottawa County, Newaygo County, Ionia County, Mecosta County, Barry County, Montcalm County, and Allegan County Michigan.
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