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Corrections Officer Accidents, Injuries And Mental Health Concerns: Getting Workers’ Compensation

As a corrections officer, you face countless hardships on the job every day. You’ve dedicated your career to public service. You ensure our community’s safety, often at great personal risk. When an accident, injury or traumatic event occurs on the job, you deserve a legal team that understands the significance of your sacrifice and is ready to stand by your side.

At Dowd & Corrigan, LLC, we recognize your commitment to protecting others, and we’re here to protect you when you need it most. We are skilled workers’ compensation attorneys with over 70 years of combined experience. We’ve helped thousands of injured workers across Nebraska and Iowa secure the compensation they need to heal and maintain financial stability. We can be the dedicated allies you need when you’re unable to work due to an accident on the job.

Common Risks That Corrections Officers Face

Corrections officers must navigate a workplace that is inherently more dangerous than most. On any given day, you may encounter:

  • Assaults by inmates
  • Injuries during restraint or altercation
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Exposure to hazardous materials or substances
  • Stress-related injuries

We understand these risks and are ready to support you through the aftermath when those risks result in injury and inability to work.

Invisible Wounds: PTSD And Mental Health Claims

As a corrections officer, you’re at significant risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and other mental health struggles due to the nature of your job. You may have experienced or witnessed traumatic events – perhaps on a recurring basis. That trauma takes a toll on your body and mind.

Both Nebraska and Iowa allow employees to see workers’ compensation for job-related PTSD and other mental disorders. You don’t need to have a physical injury. However, proving that a mental disorder is work-related presents a greater challenge than proving a physical injury. This is where having a knowledgeable lawyer by your side becomes crucial.

We’re here to help you build a strong case. We’ll work tirelessly toward making sure that the mental toll of your profession is acknowledged and compensated.

Reach Out For Compassionate Legal Care

If you’ve been injured or are struggling with the mental impacts of your work as a corrections officer, we can be your compassionate advocates. We invite you to reach out to us online or by phone at 402-913-9713. Let’s talk about how we can support you and help you move forward.