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.
If that’s you, here’s some good news: 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, and it often should be.
So, if you’re hurt at work physically and are finding yourself to be depressed, please contact my law firm to speak with an expert on workers’ comp law and learn what your options may be for psychological or psychiatric care.