When an Inability to Work Results in Depression
Work-related injuries can take many forms. Physical damage is noticeable to both you and those close to you. You feel the pain. They see the effects. Many times, the long-term effects of injuries preventing you from working can result in anxiety and depression. Although not a condition that can be diagnosed with a doctor's physical examination or X-rays, depression and anxiety can further impair your ability to return to work.
At The Walthew Law Firm, we take depression as seriously as any other work-related physical injury that our clients suffer. It can forever change your life and you need strong but compassionate advocacy from a dedicated attorney.
Depression can happen to anyone. The ailment is nothing to be ashamed of, nor should you ignore the damaging effects. It requires medical attention. For help when you need it most, contact our Seattle-based firm at 206-812-2997 or toll free at 888-534-5255.
Dealing With the Emotional Damage of a Work-Related Accident
We know that our clients are more than just flesh and blood. The emotional trauma they suffer when they discover they can no longer work can do just as much damage as a broken bone. As days, weeks and months wear on, they receive medical treatment for the specific injury they suffered. While the body can heal from physical damage, untreated depression can only prolong their time away from work.
Facing the Challenges on Your Behalf
At The Walthew Law Firm, we represent Western Washington residents whose depression and anxiety have grown out of an industrial injury or occupational disease. Depression is not about having a personality disorder. It is about experiencing the impact of a work-related accident beyond the physical damage.
Challenges exist in diagnosis and treatment from a doctor. Obstacles placed in front of us complicate proving the claim. However, over the past 75-plus years, we have faced those difficulties and strongly advocated on behalf of our clients.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a work injury that resulted in a depression diagnosis, please contact us.