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You've Recovered Physically, But What About Mentally?

There has been a very important bill passed in Vermont that will help workers struggling with long-term injuries.

The bill expands workers compensation coverage for mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder. 

It's extremely important to realize that not every work-related injury is a physical one. So many workers suffer from mental & emotional trauma, yet they continue to go to work because they don't know what else to do.

Depression...anxiety...both are very common among employees, and without treatments, these issues will only continue to worsen.

We come across employers all the time who will simply dismiss any notion of an employee experiencing mental or emotional trauma, however, THEY...ARE...REAL. 

Sometimes, the injuries incurred will be due to witnessing a terrible work-related accident. We've spoken to numerous clients who are still experiencing long term issues because of something they saw happen to a fellow co-worker. 

Imagine going about your workday at a warehouse, and you see a fellow employee fall off a ladder. That image can be incredibly hard for an employee to shake, and they may being displaying signs of depression and anxiety for weeks, months, and even years. 

The worker injured in the fall...they may be able to recover physically, but recovering mentally and emotionally can prove to be much more difficult. Perhaps they will never fully recover, and may always experience a degree of anxiety whenever climbing a ladder.

If you are an injured Iowa worker suffering from diagnosed depression as a result of your workplace accident, you may be entitled to receive medical treatment and therapy, as well as a disability wage settlement, through your employer's workers' compensation insurance coverage.

We at Loney & Schueller will give your case the person attention it deserves, and we will fight for the compensation you deserve.

You shouldn't have to deal with the effects of a work injury longer than you need to, let us do what we do best, and work with you to get you back on track.

We take your workplace injury and diagnosed depression seriously.

Call us at 515-225-4485!

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