While most workers in Iowa recognize the physical damage that can occur during accidents in the workplace, many are less aware of the possible psychological injuries that can occur. One of the most common of these is depression, but many employees do not realize that their symptoms may be stemming from incidents at their place of employment. We at the Law Offices of Gallner and Pattermann can help you determine if your suffering is related to an accident or injury in the workplace and will fight for your rights to the compensation you deserve.
First, it is important that you recognize the signs of symptoms of depression so that you can get the help you need. One of the most common symptoms is irregular sleep patterns. Some people find that they want to sleep more when they are suffering from depression, while others have difficulty falling and staying asleep. Focus and memory can also be affected, as can your ability to cope with the daily stresses of life and socialize with those around you.
One of the main complaints from those experiencing depression is that they do not enjoy those activities that used to bring them happiness and pleasure. These symptoms all combine to decrease your quality of life and increase your need for sufficient medical attention.
If you have developed depression from an injury sustained at work or the environment you are subject to during your work hours, you may be able to start or increase a worker's compensation claim. For more information on this topic, please visit our web page.