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California Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Emotional Trauma

When a traumatic experience occurs at work, it can affect all areas of your life. Witnessing or being the victim of a horrific event can leave you with significant mental health repercussions. You may be struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, anxiety or depression, any of which can be crippling. You may feel unable to perform well at work – or unable to return to work at all.

Workplace-related emotional trauma is a form of psychiatric injury. That means you may be entitled to workers’ comp benefits.

Attorney Fletcher Brown at Fletcher Brown Law Firm in Oakland, California, can review your situation, advise you of your rights, help you pursue the compensation you need to get back to stability.

What To Know About Workplace Trauma

Workplace trauma can stem from any number of events, including:

  • Robberies and muggings
  • Shootings
  • Stabbings
  • Sexual assault
  • Violence on the premises
  • Workplace accidents

Acts of violence and life-altering accidents can occur in any workplace. Some of the most common include:

  • Gas stations and convenience stores
  • Parking ramps
  • Hotels and motels
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Offices

Benefits You May Be Entitled To Recover

Employees from all sectors who have suffered workplace trauma can pursue workers’ compensation benefits such as:

  • Coverage for both medical and mental health treatment
  • Temporary disability benefits for time off work due to the trauma

Attorney Brown can help you pursue the full benefits you’re entitled to receive. With more than a decade of experience, he understands the inner workings of the California workers’ comp system and the challenges that can arise in these cases – as well as how to overcome them.

Work With A Lawyer Who Will Pursue Maximum Compensation For You

At the Fletcher Brown Law Firm, you can trust that Fletcher will work hard to pursue every possible avenue if it means getting you the compensation you and your family need to move forward.

Learn more about how Fletcher can help, call 510-824-4010 today. He can discuss your rights as an employee, possible benefits and how to file a claim. You can also send him an email.

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