Being injured at work can affect every aspect of your life. Not only will you likely be in a lot of pain and struggling to complete daily tasks, but you’ll also have to spend time at home or in the hospital or at home recovering, while unable to earn a living and get to work.
This can be a very frustrating position to be in, especially when your injury is a serious one and you are facing a long road to recovery. The circumstances that injured workers face can make them susceptible to depression. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression at work, you should make sure that you talk to a medical professional. The following are some things that you should also consider.
Talk to someone you trust
They say that a problem shared is a problem halved. Don’t keep your feelings to yourself – talk to a loved one, friend or therapist about how you feel.
Write down how you feel and your goals for the future
Writing can be a great way to get things off your chest. Simply keeping a journal is known to have a positive effect on mental health. Having goals to strive for could help you through this time.
Make sure that you have claimed workers’ compensation
Make sure that you file for workers’ compensation so that financial stressors are not contributing to your feelings of depression.
If you have been injured at work, it’s important that you seek medical advice for your physical injuries and your mental health. Workers’ compensation can help to fund all of this treatment.