There is something about psychological conditions which makes it difficult to receive your fair share. Workers’ compensation and disability claims related to psychological injuries in San Diego are routinely and unjustly denied. Your employer may be intent on pretending nothing is wrong. Friends and family may not even understand what you are going through. And the state bureaucracy is anything but on your side.
You may feel like you are the only person in the world this has ever happened to, but every year, we represent clients like you who have suffered psychological injuries as a result of work.
These may include, but are not limited to:
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychological Work Injuries in San Diego:
- Psychological overlay: This refers to a psychological injury which overlaps with a physical injury. For example, if you were in a construction-related accident, you might have developed depression or insomnia as a result of the pain of your injury. This could qualify you for additional workers’ compensation benefits.
- Harassment or workplace hostility: Sometimes the cause of psychological stress is not a physical injury, but rather an instance of harassment or discrimination. If you work in a hostile environment, you might develop PTSD, anxiety, or another psychological disorder.
Because the wounds you are suffering are not visible, it is common for them to be dismissed by those around you as nonexistent. Even medical professionals may sometimes overlook psychological distress or try to assure you that you just need to work harder to cope. Your employer may claim that they have only ever acted in good faith, and that no one owes you anything. You may even be accused of making up your psychological injury.
The result is that you can feel even more isolated and helpless, making the psychological turmoil you are enduring even worse.
How San Diego Psychological Injury Attorneys Can Help?
Here at The Law Office of Matthew A. Verduzco, we recognize that your psychological injury case is unique and personal. We are sensitive to the emotional turbulence you are going through. We are here to handle your case with empathy and compassion.
Your opponents will claim that a little rest, some medication, and a stiff upper lip is enough to get you through, but we know that is not the case. Psychological injuries can be every bit as traumatic and debilitating as physical ones. The damage you are suffering may be invisible to others, but the effects are anything but imperceptible. Your loss of day-to-day function, income, and feelings of personal safety can turn your life upside-down and inside-out.
If you are ready to stand up for your rights, call us at (619) 213-1558. We are ready to fight by your side. There is never any risk; our consultations are always free. You may feel like you don’t stand a chance but that is exactly how a hostile employer wants you to feel. The truth is that you are not helpless, and you are not alone. You can get justice!