Workers Comp, Psychological Injury Claims - Milwaukee Psychological injury claims and worker's compensation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin worker’s compensation law covers mental harm with or without a physical injury. In the event of mental or emotional distress without physical trauma, our Milwaukee worker’s comp lawyers will demonstrate the psychological injury is more than the day-to-day stress all employees experience. Since psychological problems can be caused by a combination of factors, our attorneys must show the stress, depression, PTSD, or other psychiatric injury was most likely caused by the work environment.

Some workers have to take time off work or are unable to perform their jobs due to psychological injuries. If you’re experiencing severe stress, anxiety, depression, or other psychological injury after being physically injured at work or witnessing an accident or act of violence in the workplace, contact our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys for a free consultation.

Milwaukee personal injury lawyers handle psychiatric injuries, emotional distress, and mental anguish cases

Every physical injury comes with some degree of emotional distress. Serious traumatic injuries, such as paralysis or loss of limb, can trigger severe psychological damage. In other cases, simply witnessing an injury or accident may cause mental anguish requiring years of recovery.

Psychiatric injuries can disrupt your day-to-day life and impact your physical health and financial stability. When emotional distress or psychiatric injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, our Milwaukee psychological injury lawyers will fight for the monetary compensation you deserve.

Insurance companies are often skeptical of psychological injuries since they can’t be seen and are difficult to diagnose. Insurance company attorneys may questions whether your emotional distress is as serious as you claim, or if it’s even real. They would prefer you tough it out, rest up, take some medication, and hope the problem goes away on its own. Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys, including one who is also a board-certified physician, use every resource to get the most compensation possible for your psychological injury.

Causes of psychological injury or distress

Psychological damage can be the result of experiencing or witnessing trauma or violence. Any physical injuries caused by the traumatic event can also cause mental harm. Common causes of psychological injuries include:

If you or a loved one is suffering from mental anguish, schedule a free consultation with our Milwaukee psychological injury attorneys. Emotional distress caused by negligence or a workplace accident may make you eligible for monetary compensation.

Types of psychological injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, any number of emotional responses can occur, such as:

  • Mood swings
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a type of psychological injury. Although PTSD is most commonly associated with veterans, it can impact anyone who witnesses or experiences a traumatic event. In addition to emotional distress, PTSD symptoms can include flashbacks to the event triggered by sights, sounds, or smells.

No win no fee legal representation in Milwaukee

If you or a loved one has suffered a psychological injury due to someone else’s negligent or violent actions, contact our personal injury attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll determine whether your stress, depression, PTSD, or other emotional distress is likely to achieve compensation from the responsible party or insurance company, even if you have a claim against a large insurance company like MetLife.

Once you decide to retain our legal services, our experienced personal injury lawyers will build a powerful case to get you the money you deserve. We prepare each case as if it will go to trial, proving to insurance companies we mean business. Plus, with our No Win, No Fee policy, you don’t owe us a dime until you’ve received your settlement or jury award.

While we can’t change what happened to you, we can help you on your path to recovery by alleviating financial stress. Schedule your free consultation today to get started.

Contact Milwaukee personal injury attorneys to get the most worker’s compensation for your psychological injuries.

Are mental or psychological conditions covered with workers comp?

Yes, mental or psychological conditions may be covered with workers comp. If you have witnessed a traumatic event, a number of emotional responses can occur, including: - Mood swings - Guilt - Depression - Anxiety - Insomnia - Nightmares Proving a psychological condition and attributing the injury to your workplace can be complex. A worker’s comp lawyer can demonstrate the psychiatric injury was most likely caused by the work environment.

How much compensation do you get for PTSD?

The amount of compensation you get for PTSD depends on a disability rating from 0% to 100% based on the level of social and occupational impairment and the frequency, duration, and severity of symptoms. A 10% rating can merit $142.29 per month and a 100% rating may be valued at $3,106.04 per month.

Has anyone won a stress case on workers’ compensation?

Yes, stress cases have been won on workers’ compensation. If you are experiencing severe stress, anxiety, depression or other psychological injuries after being physically injured at work or witnessing an accident or act of violence in the workplace, you may be eligible for compensation.

How do you prove work-related stress?

A personal injury attorney can prove work-related stress by showing the stress was caused by unbearable work demands, a stressful work environment, or a combination of factors exceeding your ability to cope.