Many of my clients, after suffering a physical injury at work, find themselves losing interest in activities they used to enjoy. They often want to sleep twice as many hours as they used to need to feel rested. They’re anxious. They begin feeling hopeless.
Sometimes, an Atlanta attorney who handles workers’ compensation cases can forget that not everyone knows that a physically injured worker can ask his doctor for a psychiatric referral, too. Under Georgia workers’ compensation caselaw, if a psychiatric injury is preceded by a physical one, psychiatric care can also be part of the workers’ compensation claim.
So, if you’re hurt at work physically and are finding yourself to be depressed, please contact my Atlanta workers’ compensation law firm to speak with an expert on workers’ comp law and what your options may be for psychological care.