Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Serving Mississippi

Mental Injuries and Illness

Experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who get results

Physical injuries and illness can be debilitating and prevent workers from being able to do their jobs. Mental injuries and illness can also occur at the workplace and have the same effect. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Tabor Law Firm, P.A. fight for the rights of injured workers and help them get the benefits they deserve for their on-the-job injury.

Workers’ compensation claims involving mental injury or illness can be very complicated, as they are more difficult to prove. In a “mental-only” claim – that is, a case where there is a mental injury but no physical injury – you must be able to establish by clear and convincing evidence that:

  • The mental injury or illness resulted from “more than the ordinary incidents of employment”
  • There was an “untoward event or unusual occurrence” that contributed to the mental injury or illness.
  • Mental injuries that also have a physical component are not subject to these more stringent requirements.
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You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim after sustaining mental trauma due to a hostile work environment. Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event at work (such as the injury or death of a co-worker) might also result in mental trauma. But the mental injury or illness must be proven and well-documented.

Challenges people face

Mental injuries and illness can prevent workers from being able to do their job. They often can be treated effectively with therapy and possibly medication by mental health professionals. But treatment is expensive, and medical expenses can add up quickly. And if you miss work because of a mental injury or illness, there is less money coming in.

The workers’ compensation system in Mississippi provides benefits for mental injury and illness in certain cases, but the claims process can be very difficult. Employers may challenge your claim, and the insurance companies always look for ways to keep any payments to a minimum.

Employers and insurance companies have lawyers who protect their interests and may try to deny you benefits. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer fighting on your behalf. Attorneys Jonathan Tabor and Leigh-Ann Tabor know the laws in Mississippi and can help you successfully navigate your claim.

Claims involving mental injury or illness can be very difficult, because the burden of proof is on the claimant. Our legal team knows how to gather evidence that shows your injury or illness was job-related and is preventing you from doing your job. Our lawyers know how to build a strong case that can’t be ignored.

Fighting for the rights of injured workers

Insurance companies often challenge claims because there’s a lot of money at stake. In many cases, they are mainly interested in boosting their profits. Our main concern is making sure you get the treatment you need and the benefits you deserve.

Sometimes, we are able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company to resolve your claim. But we are only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. If the insurance company is not serious about their settlement offer, we will be ready to fight for your benefits in court, where we have won many cases on behalf of clients.

If you are suffering from a mental injury or illness related to your job, contact us today to learn how we can help. Call 601-202-5491 to schedule a free consultation at our Ridgeland office with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys.

208 West Jackson Street Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
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