In Georgia, employers and insurance companies often deny workers’ compensation claims for psychological injuries. However, these claims are potentially compensable if the psychological injury is accompanied by any physical injury. If there is any physical injury, even minor, we can work to have the psychological injury covered under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation statute. At the Law Offices of Laura Lanzisera, we often see these cases in context of robberies and assaults where the injured worker is touched by another person with a gun.
The three most common psychological work injuries are:
- Depression: a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being.
- Insomnia: a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep as long as is needed.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD: a debilitating psychological condition triggered by a major traumatic event such as a catastrophic accident.
Contact our experienced Georgia workers’ compensation attorney to determine the benefits you are entitled to for your psychological injury.