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Study shows stress from Injury Claims have long term affects
Let us take the stress out of your personal injury claim. A recent article from JAMA Psychiatry studied the relationship of stress and long term affects on health.
“Many claimants experience high levels of stress from engaging with injury compensation schemes, and this experience is positively correlated with poor long-term recovery. Intervening early to boost resilience among those at risk of stressful claims experiences and redesigning compensation processes to reduce their stressfulness may improve recovery and save money.“
The stress of a claim can’t be eliminated, but it can be lessened by involving an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you through the process.
Study author David M. Studdert said “It is still worthwhile for patients who have sustained a serious injury to file a claim. Compensation serves an important function, especially for people who must drop out of the workforce for a period of time. The financial support can be critical.”
“I think the point that needs to be made is that those managing these systems, insurers or workers’ compensation boards, or no fault automobile compensation schemes, should realize that they are undermining their own mission of getting workers back on their feet if the process is unnecessarily stressful,” said Katherine Lippel, who studies occupational health and safety law at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada and was not involved in the study.
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