Collecting Workers’ Compensation for Mental Stress

Compassionate Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Protecting Workers with Mental Conditions

As the stigmas associated with mental illness and injury finally begin to ebb, people who suffer with debilitating anxiety or stress can finally access the help they need to live a better and fuller life. One of the many benefits that come with such acceptance is the knowledge that mental stress and fatigue can be just as damaging as a physical injury. If you have been subjected to mental anguish or injury as a result of your job, under Pennsylvania law you may be entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits. The Philadelphia legal team at Larry Pitt & Associates have more than three decades of experience protecting injured workers – and we want to help you, too.

Filing a Claim for Benefits Because of a Mental Injury

Pennsylvania recognizes mental injury claims, and allows injured workers to file under one of three categories:

  • Physical/mental: when a physical injury leads to serious mental conditions or injuries. For example, if you are injured at work and lose your foot as a result, and you become depressed as a result, you can make a claim for a physical/mental injury.
  • Mental/physical: in this case, a serious strain on your body is the direct result of a mental injury. For example, if you subjected to intense bullying by a coworkers or a superior, and the stress of that bullying leads to you have a heart attack, then you can file a mental/physical injury claim.
  • Mental/mental: similar to mental/physical, but with a different outcome. In other words, let us say that instead of suffering a heart attack as a result of the bullying, you develop uncontrollable panic attacks. You may file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits under a mental/mental injury.

This last category – mental/mental injuries – are among the hardest to obtain because you, as the injured person, must be able to prove that you were subjected to “abnormal working conditions.” It is crucial that you work with a trained and experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer, such as you would find at Larry Pitt & Associates, in order to file this claim. We know that it takes to build a case for hostile or abnormal working conditions, and what kinds of documentation will be required for submission.

Our experiences working with personal injury clients and with Social Security Disability claimants can help you, because we have fought on behalf of injured and disabled people in a wide variety of situations and circumstances. We know firsthand that not every injury is one you can see, and that emotional or psychological trauma can lead to a slew of serious conditions, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or even a complete break with reality.  We promise to treat you with discretion and with dignity, and to fight on your behalf to get the workers’ compensation benefits you need – and to which you are entitled – in order to begin your path to recovery. You can trust us to work with you in a safe and secure space, and to coordinate with doctors as well as with law enforcement (when applicable) in a discreet and professional manner.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates Protect Workers who Have Suffered Undue Mental Stress or Injuries

Larry Pitt & Associates is the name Philadelphia workers trust when they need help after a workplace injury. If you suffered emotional, psychological or mental trauma because of an incident in the workplace, or because of an injury you sustained in the course of your duties, our compassionate Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers can help. Please call 1-888-748-8529 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment with a team who will advocate for your rights. We proudly represent clients throughout Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.

Testimonials

“They Go Above and Beyond”

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

Terri Delaney

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Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Ryan Hoffman

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Ryan Hoffman

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

“Thank you for being so professional..”

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

Annette P. Walls

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Annette P. Walls

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

“I want to thank you for your excellent representation”

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring.

Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

Dierdre P.

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Dierdre P.

"I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me and keeping your word. You asked me to hold on and things would be resolved in the Spring, and they were. Ariana’s graduation was beautiful and I was able to give her everything I wanted, including her class ring. Also and not forgotten, Luba! She was so patient and attentive to me even when I was hysterical. Ha! Ha!"

“Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help!”

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

John Rodriguez

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2018-11-16T15:49:08+00:00

John Rodriguez

"Thank you so much for hearing my cry for help! You have always been there and I feel very comfortable with this Firm. It is wonderful people like you that makes me feel so Proud of Larry Pitt & Associates. Once again Thank You!"

“I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me.”

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

Jennifer Kitz

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Jennifer Kitz

"I want to thank you for representing me and for everything you guys have done for me. I am extremely happy with the outcome-especially since my boss didn't show up at the final hearing. Thanks for your patience and understanding and most of all-compassion. I truly appreciate all your help."

“Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships..”

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."

Salin Muhammed

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2018-11-16T15:46:15+00:00

Salin Muhammed

"Peace & blessings to you, sir. With a lot of prayers for you and your family. Life is much more than business. But, business is about relationships. Mr. Pitt, I honor ours. Please sir, let’s keep in touch from time to time."

“I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident.”

I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident. I dealt with the lawyers and Phyllis - they were all great! My phone calls were returned in a timely manner, they were very professional, and they were also very realistic about my case. They settled my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend Larry Pitt and Associates to others!

M.W., Client

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2018-11-16T15:35:54+00:00

M.W., Client

I was very nervous going into this lawsuit but they made me feel very confident. I dealt with the lawyers and Phyllis - they were all great! My phone calls were returned in a timely manner, they were very professional, and they were also very realistic about my case. They settled my case and I am very pleased with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend Larry Pitt and Associates to others!

“I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled. They were great! I had an auto accident and was very pleased with the service I received from Larry Pitt and Associates. They are very professional. I am very happy with my settlement and I would definitely recommend this firm to family and friends.

Anonymous, Client

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Anonymous, Client

I worked with Murphy and was very satisfied with how my case was handled. They were great! I had an auto accident and was very pleased with the service I received from Larry Pitt and Associates. They are very professional. I am very happy with my settlement and I would definitely recommend this firm to family and friends.
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