Psychological & Emotional Trauma

Psychological & Emotional Trauma at Work

Workplace Injury Lawyer in West Virginia

Injuries in the workplace are all too common an occurrence. When you think of a work-related injury, you likely think of a slip and fall, malfunctioning machinery or other incidents that cause physical damage. However, there are incidents that can occur in the workplace that cause injuries that aren't so visible and obvious. Incidents can occur on the job that can cause mental anguish. You may have been victimized by abusive banter. You may have been subjected to lewd comments or actions, or sexual harassment. These, and other types of actions can cause psychological and emotional trauma, and the effects can be devastating. In fact, the effects can be more damaging than physical injuries.

If you have been subjected to psychological and emotional trauma while on the job, seek the counsel of a West Virginia personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has represented many clients. In fact, several of their cases have received national recognition. If you have been the victim of psychological and emotional trauma while on the job in the state of West Virginia, they will assess your case and help you receive the compensation that you deserve for your pain and suffering.

Signs and Symptoms of Psychological & Emotional Trauma

The signs and symptoms of psychological and emotional trauma aren't as obvious as physical damages. They can take months to develop, and they may be swept under the rug, so-to-speak. Common signs of emotional distress include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Panic attacks

  • Suicidal thoughts or tendencies

The effects of psychological and emotional damage can be long-lasting, and even permanent. They can impact your overall health and well-being, and can affect your performance on the job, as well as in your personal life. You could be entitled to workers' compensation, as well as other benefits.

Contact a lawyer at the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC to find out how to handle such a case and what your next course of action is.

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