Types of Mental Health Injuries
There are two types on mental health injuries in Iowa, physical injury with resulting mental component, and a direct mental claim.
The first type of mental injury starts with a physical injury, such as a knee or leg injury. Chronic pain and limited mobility can directly affect the mental health of the injured worker.
If the mental injury is permanent and affects future employability it may be compensable in addition to the physical injury.
The second type of mental injury is referred to as a mental/mental claim. As an example, an employee who witnesses a work fatality may have lasting mental symptoms such as post traumatic stress disorder. These types of injuries require a medical diagnosis and involve examination by experts, such as a phycologist or psychiatrist.
Speak to a Workers’ Comp Attorney
If you have suffered depression or chronic pain from a work-related injury, Mark and his team can help you receive all available workers’ compensation benefits. Mark has protected injured workers rights in Eastern Iowa for more than 45 combined years. Mark represents injured workers in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Iowa City and surrounding Eastern Iowa counties.