Workplace accidents often leave victims suffering from more than just physical injuries. Injured workers may experience psychological trauma as well. When a worker sustains a serious work injury, the psychological effects can persist even after one’s physical injuries have healed. At Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, we understand that not all injuries are visible. You may be experiencing significant emotional trauma. Consequently, we want to make sure you receive the treatment you need for both your physical and psychological injuries.
After an on the job injury, workers may feel vulnerable in the workplace. They may find it difficult to return to work even after their physical injuries have healed. Perhaps they fear they will be hurt again, or even worse, killed. The workers may also experience feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, confusion, powerlessness, guilt, shame or hopelessness. They may withdraw from others, be easily startled or find it difficult to concentrate. They may also exhibit irritability or mood swings. Emotional scars can manifest physically as well. Symptoms include insomnia, fatigue, racing heartbeat, muscle tension and aches and pains. Seriously injured workers may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. An experienced Ohio workers comp attorney at our law firm will fight to ensure you have access to the psychological treatment you need.
Workers permanently disabled or disfigured may have an especially difficult time dealing with the psychological damage caused by their injuries. Coping with emotional trauma takes time and is an important part of the healing process. If you have been hurt on the job and are experiencing emotional distress, then we can help you obtain the physical and psychological therapy you need.
For over 80 years, Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC has fought for injured workers throughout the state of Ohio. Our Ohio workers comp lawyers will treat you with respect and compassion as they work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need. We understand that psychological damage often lies behind physical injuries. We want our clients to have the support they need to recover from both emotional and physical trauma. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be eligible to receive workers compensation, Social Security disability benefits and/or other compensation.
If you want to learn more about your legal rights, then contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss Ohio workers compensation laws. We have convenient offices in Lima, Columbus, Zanesville, Newark and Portsmouth.