Recovering Workers' Comp Benefits For Psychological Injuries

A psychological or psychiatric condition that is directly related to workplace stress, a workplace accident, illness or other work incident may qualify an individual to receive benefits under Pennsylvania workers' compensation law. For example, it is not uncommon for a worker who suffers a traumatic workplace injury to suffer from depression as a result. In this situation, it may be determined that the worker is physically able to return to work, but he or she is not psychologically able to handle work duties.

Because physical injuries are more easily diagnosed and visible than psychological injuries, these cases are complex and often more challenging than cases involving physical injuries. Yet psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression can be much more debilitating than physical injuries. Psychological injuries can produce:

  • Behavioral changes
  • Insomnia
  • Panic attacks
  • Debilitating headaches
  • Faintness or nausea
  • Difficulty focusing

We Have What It Takes To Recover Benefits For Psychological Injuries

These cases often encounter opposition from insurance providers. At Cullen Legal in Bristol, we have the experience to litigate these cases and produce positive outcomes. Attorney Robert L. Cullen has helped clients recover benefits for psychological injuries, including one client who was sexually assaulted on the job.

Attorney Robert L. Cullen has practiced workers' compensation law since 1994. Our firm has the resources and the relationships with medical professionals that help us develop strong cases that produce positive results. We provide a level of personal service that is extremely important to our clients as they work to recover from their injuries and return to work.

Your Solution Starts With A Free Consultation

We welcome the opportunity to have our lawyer review the facts of your situation and recommend an effective course of action. We assist injured workers with filing initial claims as well as litigating denied claims. All of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay an attorney fee if we recover benefits for you. Call 267-812-5870 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.