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PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE FROM PHYSICAL INJURIES

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OUR OHIO WORKERS COMP ATTORNEY WILL HELP YOU GET THE TREATMENT YOU NEED FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES

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.

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When the Bureau or an employer self-insurance company denies workers compensation benefits, they often claim the injury is not work-related. Our Ohio workers compensation lawyers help you challenge denials by evaluating your case, preparing for the critical review hearing and representing only you when the Bureau and employers are looking to keep your benefits. We help with all workplace injuries, including:

  • Warehouse Injuries

  • Construction Injuries

  • Construction Equipment Malfunction Injuries

  • Construction Worker Electrocution

  • Service Industry Injuries

  • Office Worker Injuries

  • Healthcare Injuries

  • Government Job Injuries

  • Injuries in Food Manufacturing

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“This is the firm I would recommend to my own family members and anyone else in need of legal representation due to work related injuries.”

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When you are hurt on the job, it is important to know you can receive workers compensation benefits. In Ohio, workers comp covers most injuries occurring at or resulting from your employment. This includes injuries that significantly aggravate pre-existing conditions, injuries from falls, burns and other traumas as well as repetitive motion injuries. Occupational diseases, such as illnesses caused by hazardous conditions on the job, are also covered.

TYPES OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers any injury or illness work-related if something happened in the workplace that caused or contributed to the injury or illness, or if the workplace significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition. Common injuries we see include:

 

  • Head trauma due to falling objects and falls

  • Cuts and abrasions, sometimes involving tendon and muscle

  • Back and neck injuries including strains, sprains and bulging discs

  • Repetitive motion injuries, such as tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Torn ligaments or meniscus

  • Shoulder injuries

  • Burn injuries due to fire, electricity or chemicals

  • Psychological trauma, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries

  • Broken bones and sprains

  • Death from fatal workplace injuries

TYPES OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

An occupational disease is a chronic ailment that occurs because of your work or occupational activity. Occupational diseases include:

 

  • Poisoning because of exposure to dangerous substances

  • Skin infection or inflammation from oils, cutting compounds or lubricants, dust, liquids, fumes, gases or vapors

  • Cancer, including mesothelioma, from exposure to dangerous substances

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