At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond job-related depression attorneys provide reliable, results-focused representation to injured workers and their families. If you or your loved one suffered psychological harm on the job (depression, anxiety, etc.), we are here to help you understand your options and take action to recover all available financial support. For a confidential consultation with a Virginia workplace depression lawyer, please call our Richmond office at (804) 755-7755 or contact us directly online.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for Job-Related Depression in Virginia
Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee may be entitled to benefits for depression, anxiety, or another similar psychological condition if they can prove that their mental health issue is linked to their workplace injury. Unfortunately, benefits for work-related depression claims cannot be recovered in every case. Virginia law mandates that compensation for a psychological condition—such as depression or anxiety—will only be paid if the worker has also suffered a physical injury and the mental health issue can be linked to the physical trauma
In other words, you cannot bring a workers’ comp claim in Virginia to get compensation for depression unless you first file a claim related to a physical injury. If you did suffer a physical injury or develop an occupational disease and you are suffering depression/anxiety related to that incident, then you can seek workers’ comp benefits for that mental health impairment. There are a few exceptions. For example, effective July 1, 2020, a new law provides that post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act under certain specific facts. If you have any questions about your rights or options, a lawyer can help you navigate the claims process.
You Can Rely On Our Virginia Workers’ Comp Lawyer
The workers’ comp claims process is complex. It is even more challenging if you need to claim benefits for depression, anxiety, or any other mental health condition. Our lead attorney Michele Lewane has more than 30 years of experience advocating for the rights and interests of injured workers and their families. We are ready to get started on your case. Our Richmond workplace depression lawyer can:
- Answer any questions and explain your rights under Virginia law;
- Gather the medical records and documentary evidence you need; and
- Take the appropriate legal action to get you the best outcome.
We want to make sure that all Virginia workers’ have access to the information and resources that they need to protect their legal rights and get the benefits that they need to support their family. Before you hire a lawyer or sign any agreement, make sure you know your rights. Get your free copy of our exclusive e-book: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Contact Our Richmond, VA Workplace Depression Attorney Today
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ comp lawyers have the skills and knowledge needed to handle complex work-related depression claims. If you developed depression or anxiety due to your job, we are here to help you navigate the claims process. Contact our firm today at (804) 755-7755 to set a confidential initial meeting. With a law office in Richmond, we handle workplace depression claims throughout Central Virginia.