While people commonly think of workers’ compensation as being available for physical injuries suffered at work, in New Jersey, the workers’ comp system also covers emotional and mental harm suffered in the course and scope of employment as well. But unlike physical injuries and illnesses that can be easily diagnosed through an exam, scan, or lab testing, mental and emotional stress injuries are harder to identify and link to employment. Let Camili & Capo, PA go to work on your behalf to get you NJ workers’ compensation for mental or emotional stress. Our firm will not rest until we have done everything in our power to secure the best possible result in your case. If your physical and mental health have been adversely impacted by the mental or emotional stress you have suffered due to your job, reach out to our firm for a free initial case evaluation to go over your legal options for NJ workers’ compensation for mental or emotional stress.
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At Camili & Capo, PA, our workers’ comp attorneys can help you pursue NJ workers’ compensation for mental or emotional stress injuries and conditions such as:
A worker who suffers from a mental or emotional condition so severe that it interferes with their ability to perform their job functions may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits when their condition arose in the course and scope of employment. NJ workers’ compensation for mental or emotional stress can provide benefits that include:
Unfortunately, proving that you are suffering from an emotional or mental injury that entitles you to workers’ compensation benefits is one of the hardest types of workers’ comp claims. In addition to establishing that you are suffering from a mental health condition, you will also need to prove that the condition is work-related.
In many cases, stress or anxiety that may be considered a normal part of the work environment will not give rise to a workers’ comp claim. Usually, there must be some unanticipated or undesigned incident or series of incidents that caused the emotional or mental injury. Emotional distress arising from a traumatic accident or incident, such as an accident with equipment or machinery, or an assault or shooting in the workplace, may be sufficient to support a claim for benefits. Stressors that occur during work but are unconnected to your duties, such as being subjected to severe discrimination or sexual harassment, may also support a workers’ comp claim.
If you are suffering from emotional or mental injuries or distress due to an accident or incident at work, you may be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits to help you through your recovery. The legal team at Camili & Capo, PA will fight hard on your behalf to secure NJ workers’ compensation for mental or emotional distress by:
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You should not have to suffer from an emotional or mental injury that you experienced due to your job. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation to get the care you need. Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to see how we can help guide you through the workers’ compensation claim process and advocate on your behalf to get the financial benefits you deserve.
If you need to file a formal workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits for emotional or mental injury, you typically must file your claim within two years of the date of the work accident that caused the injury. However, it can be difficult to pinpoint when a work-related emotional or mental injury occurs. This makes it important to speak to a workers’ compensation attorney with Camili & Capo, PA as soon as possible to make sure that your workers’ comp claim can be timely filed.
Under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation law, you may be entitled to step outside the workers’ compensation system and pursue a personal injury claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress against your employer. A personal injury claim can allow you to recover compensation not available from workers’ comp, including full reimbursement of lost wages, emotional distress, and lost quality of life.
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