Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/28/2019 -- When people think about getting injured at work, most of them imagine a slip or a fall, or perhaps an injury from lifting something too heavy. It's rare that mental health and emotional trauma immediately spring to mind. As the most reputable workman comp attorney in Atlanta, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson has explained that Atlanta's compensation laws apply to both mental and physical injuries sustained while working.
Workers across the state of Atlanta who suffer from a mental health issue or condition as a result of their job are fully entitled to compensation for time off to treat their injury and pay for their medical bills. Mental health injuries are medical conditions that can make it impossible for an employee to carry out their day-to-day job. Many people suffer from stress and anxiety at work from time to time. However, this stress rarely equates to a level that causes disability and makes it impossible to work.
For some employees, a particularly stressful work environment or a bad experience at work can result in a diagnosis of impaired mental health. This diagnosis will be the basis for a workers' compensation claim if it states that such an impairment impedes their ability to function daily. An example of this may be an employee that is forced to consistently work long hours, leading to a detrimental impact on their mental health.
Other examples of situations where workers may be eligible for workers compensation due to mental health issues include working in high-stress environments. Law Enforcement Officers, military veterans, and emergency services workers are all susceptible to this type of stress during their careers.
For more information, or to contact a workers' compensation lawyer in Atlanta today, visit The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson website at https://www.darwinfjohnson.com/.
About The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson
The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provide legal defense for individuals all throughout the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. He provides effective legal defense for individuals unjustly injured while at the workplace and gets them the compensation they need. Clients of Darwin F. Johnson don't pay unless he delivers compensation.
Reach the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson today by phone at 404-692-6482.
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