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Do you have a workers’ compensation claim without a physical injury?

In most workers’ compensation claims where an employee is injured at work the injury is physical in nature. For example a torn rotator cuff (shoulder injury) or a herniated disc (back injury). There are times where these types of claims also have a mental health component. However, what if there is no physical injury? What if the workplace caused a mental or psychiatric condition?

Would a mental injury or Psychiatric condition alone without a physicial injury entitle the employee to workers’ compensation benefits? Typically a physical injury is required in order for there to be a valid workers’ compensation claim. However, there are exceptions to every rule. In the State of Florida a first responder including police officers, detectives and fire fighters may have a valid workers’ compensation claim without having an actual physical injury.

It is important that you know your rights! For more information please contact Wender, Hedler & Hessen, P.A. for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your claim. We can be reached by telephone at 561-246-6666 or online.

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