3 Ways That Stress Can Cause Your Work-Related Injury to Worsen
By Darwin F. Johnson on January 10th, 2018 in Atlanta Workers Comp, injury prevention, Macon Workers Comp, Savannah Worker's Comp, work injuries, work injury, Workers Compensation, workplace injuries, workplace injury
If you’ve been injured on the job, you probably don’t need to be told that people who find themselves hurt while working typically experience high levels of stress. From lost wages to unpaid medical bills, there’s plenty of things to stress over when you’re injured on the job.
Unfortunately, if you’re lying in bed and stressing out, you might actually be making your injury worse! Three ways that stress could be slowing down your healing include the following.
- Poor sleep. Feeling stressed can seriously harm your sleep schedule. You may have trouble falling asleep, and you may find yourself waking up multiple times during the night. Sleep is when your body heals, so naturally, when you sleep less, you are prolonging your injury.
- A lack of proper nutrition. When many people feel stressed, they tend to reach for fatty foods or sugary soft drinks to make themselves feel better. This can cause you to deprive your body of the proper nutrition that it needs to help repair your injury.
- Development of depression or anxiety. Money concerns can throw anyone for a loop, and it’s not uncommon to find yourself feeling depressed or anxious. Depression or anxiety can set in following a period of injury, which can leave you feeling worse and worse over time.
If you have suffered a work-related injury, you don’t need to endlessly stress over how you’ll pay your bills and support your family. Calling one of our Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers at the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson can get you started on pursuing the claim that you need to pay your medical bills, cover your lost wages and allow you to focus on stressing less and allowing your injuries to heal.
Contact us today at 404-521-2667 to schedule a free initial consultation with an Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyer for assistance with navigating your case.