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I have a work comp case open. My foot is still in bad shape and im thinking of seeing a psychiatrist because I feel depressed and stressed about it. Would seeing a psychiatrist make a possible future settlement larger or would it not matter?
If your depression and anxiety has arisen out of the work related injury, the Worker's Compensation carrier should cover you to see a psychiatrist or psychologist for treatment. Adding a psychological claim to your existing Worker's Compensation claim will also increase the value of your claim in general such that it should be worth more for settlement purposes when you are ready to settle the case.See question