Immediately find and consult with an experienced workers compensation attorney. You will likely get a free consultation and you can explore your options. Do not delay, and do not try to do this without an attorney to assist you.
Good luck to you.
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Psychological injuries are covered under workers’ compensation. Unlike most work comp claims, there is a burden of proving 51% of the psyche injury is work related. Also, some people do not like the personal questions they can be asked at a work comp deposition or by the eventual med-legal evaluator. Whether or not you should file a psych claim is very fact specific and subjective. You should consult a reputable workers’ compensation attorney and discuss your case.
I agree that you should talk to a workers compensation atty as soon as possible. The type of claim you are discussing can be difficult so an attorney who does a lot of workers compensation will be able to advise you on your chances for success
Feel free to call attorney Brett Blumstein at 213-687-3100. He handles a lot of federal workers comp cases and may even be able to assist you in yours.
Yes you will need to file a claim. The process can be complicated so it's best you present your situation to an experienced workers compensation attorney in your area.
I agree that you should consult a wc attorney. But, there are minimum thresholds for successfully claiming a mental health injury - one being a minimum 6 months of employment. There are exceptions, of course, so the best thing to do is consult with an attorney.
You should definitely contact an experienced Workers Comp attorney. It may also be help for you to review the disability eligibility requirements: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/DI_Eligibility.htm
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