Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Stress-Related Illness And Injury
Legally, stress can be difficult to prove. The very nature of mental illness and injury is difficult to measure and even harder to see. We work collaboratively with medical professionals and experienced legal advocates to create a strong case that shows the link between the unnecessarily stressful conditions of your workplace and the struggles you face.
With decades of experience defending workers’ rights across California, the attorneys at Hennig, Ruiz & Singh are a resource you can trust. At our firm, we put workers’ needs before employer profits. Reach out today and speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer for free.
Proving Stress-Related Harm
When a worker files for a stress-related work injury or illness, they must fulfill certain legal requirements. These are often referred to as “elements” of a case. According to California and federal law, a stress-related injury is eligible for workers’ compensation if:
- The employee has worked with the employer for a minimum of six months.
- The injury or illness is the direct result of work-related stress and that stress was unreasonable (i.e., employer feedback on work performance and issues with pay likely do not qualify).
- The injury or illness is an identifiable physical or psychiatric condition diagnosed by a licensed medical professional.
A lot of the terminology and discussion surrounding stress-related illness and injury is confusing. Our legal team is highly experienced. We can help you understand the legal choices you must make. We will fight passionately on your behalf.
Lawyers With Experience In California Workers’ Compensation Law
Hennig, Ruiz & Singh is a successful law firm based in Los Angeles. Our firm regularly takes insurance companies and employers to court and wins. When we take on your case, we conduct a thorough analysis and legal evaluation. Most importantly, we treat you with respect and compassion. Our initial consultations are free. Call 213-985-1305 or email us for an appointment.