Mental Distress & Psychiatric Injury Matters

in West Virginia

Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC, Uphold Your Civil Rights in Employment

Everyday stress can be an element to just about any work situation. However, employment situations that cause workers mental distress are against the law. If you experience psychiatric trauma or injury because of a work situation, you need the strength of a lawyer who knows the state and federal employment laws. Call Stroebel & Johnson, PLLC, at (304) 553-0660 in Charleston, or (304) 520-0832 in Lewisburg, to schedule a free consultation today. You may also contact us online to schedule your appointment.

Psychiatric Trauma or Injury in the Workplace is Against the Law

Mental distress and psychiatric injury matters in law can be different from its portrayal in much of the media. Sometimes, a person who experiences mental distress may be unaware of its affect on their lives in the moment, or as it occurs. What generally happens is the awareness or the impact of mental distress or psychiatric injury shows up weeks, months, or years later as a full-blown illness. Workers in highly stressful positions generally go into their employment with full knowledge of the difficulties they may encounter.

Examples of Employment with High Stress or Turnover

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Caregivers
  • Counselors
  • Dispatchers
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
  • Firefighters
  • First Responders
  • Police
  • Therapists
  • Volunteer Firefighters

Need Legal Help with Mental Distress at Work? Call Stroebel & Johnson

There are effective remedies to counter the effects of mental distress in the workplace. Supportive employers offer access to counseling or other types of employee assistance to help staff lessen the immediate and long-term effects of mental distress. If you have made your employer aware of a problem, or if a psychiatric trauma is not followed up with effective counseling, call Stroebel & Johnson today for a consultation.

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