The Psychological Toll of a Workers' Compensation Injury
Sometimes the hardest part of a workers' compensation injury is the psychological toll. Excruciating physical pain can lead to emotional suffering and depression. At the law offices of Randy Zeldin, Esq., I often tell clients they would not be human if they did not have an emotional response to a bad physical injury. This is most often true of my male clients, who in an attempt to be "macho" may bottle up their pain.
Fortunately, Florida workers' compensation laws can provide psychological and psychiatric benefits, as a result of a physical injury. Under the law, as long as a mental injury is the result of a physical injury, psychological and psychiatric benefits can be awarded and are available. Benefits are not available under Florida workers' compensation laws as a result of stress, fright or excitement alone.
The law offices of Randy Zeldin, Esq. serving Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale, has successfully obtained the services of psychologists and psychiatrists for many injured workers. Recently, a client who had a spinal fusion, resulting in a failed back syndrome, received psychiatric care because of chronic pain. He is receiving anti-depressant medication and is doing much better. Another client of Randy Zeldin, Esq., suffered from severe depression due to partial blindness as a result of an eye injury. Again, psychiatric care was a huge assist to this unfortunate working person.
Contact Randy Zeldin, Esq. to discuss psychiatric and psychological care for mental injuries in your workers' compensation case.