Recovering Damages or Benefits for Mental or Emotional Injuries

At the Mount Laurel law firm of Taylor & Boguski, LLC, a hallmark of our practice is our thorough approach and close attention to detail in the formulation of our client’s demand for damages or application for benefits under any procedure — workers’ compensation, personal injury or Social Security disability insurance.

Under each of these systems, medically established psychiatric, mental or emotional losses are just as worthy of payment as physical injuries or property damage. To learn how our attorneys can develop and present your claim for psychological damages in a wide range of situations, contact our office for a free consultation.

Taylor & Boguski works closely with each client we serve so that we develop an accurate and complete understanding of the specific impact of an accident or other injury on the person who actually experienced it. Individuals who have survived a traumatic experience respond in their own unique ways, and our personalized approach to client service assures each person we work with that the full particulars of their injury will be investigated, documented and presented for compensation.

Pursuing Psychological Injury Damages in a Variety of Situations

For example, a worker who suffers retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim or whose sexual harassment problems on the job are not taken seriously by management can often experience anxiety or depression that could require professional treatment. Some people who survive car accidents are afraid of driving or even riding in a vehicle for months or even years after the accident. Anyone who has witnessed the death of a family member in a car crash can be expected to have suffered a severe emotional trauma, and New Jersey law recognizes that person’s right to damages.

Taylor & Boguski’s attorneys evaluate and develop claims for mental, emotional or psychological damages in many different legal settings:

  • Workers’ compensation claims for cognitive losses or personality changes related to head injuries suffered at work
  • Social Security disability claims for emotional, psychological or psychiatric impairments
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder after any accident
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress, especially in employment settings
  • Psychological or emotional complications from loss of mobility, paralysis, scarring or disfigurement

In accident litigation or under the workers’ compensation system, psychiatric or emotional damages will often relate to the physical injuries suffered by the plaintiff or claimant. In Social Security disability insurance claims, however, the inability to work can be proved primarily or entirely through such conditions as bipolar disorder, severe depression or other psychiatric problems.

Experienced Counsel for Psychiatric Injury Claims: Call 856-234-2233

For additional information about our law firm’s experience with the proof of psychiatric and emotional damages in personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation claims or the SSDI application process, contact the lawyers of Taylor & Boguski in Mount Laurel for a free consultation.

The lawyers at Taylor & Boguski represent clients throughout South Jersey including the townships of Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Mt. Holly, Burlington, Gloucester, Camden, Moorestown, Medford, Voorhees, Haddonfield, Marlton, and Evesham, and the counties of Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, and Camden.