Dec 27, 2018

PTSD and Workers’ Compensation

Are You Struggling with Work and Daily Life?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by a traumatic event, witnessing a severe or traumatic event or by a significant physical or mental injury.  If this condition is due to a work related even tor injury, your workers’ compensation insurance may cover treatment and recovery costs. If you believe you are suffering from PTSD, speak with your doctor and employer as quickly as possible. If you are worried about workers’ compensation coverage and employer compliance, it pays to discuss your claim with our team of Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers at Hansford McDaniel – Workers’ Compensation Attorneys.  We can work with you to document your case, process your requests for coverage and make sure that you receive a favorable outcome.

Traumatic Events and PTSD

There are some occupations that involve witnessing and involvement in traumatic events regularly, including law enforcement, firefighting, and paramedics. Some extremely horrific accidents or crime scenes are cause for PTSD in even the most highly trained first responder. Traumatic events can also occur in “civilian” work settings. Events that may cause PSTD can include:

  • School or workplace shooting
  • Witnessing a fatal accident including construction accident, car accident, etc.
  • Sexual assault at work
  • Being held hostage or robbed at work
  • Sever sudden injury due to a work accident

The symptoms and signs that present with PTSD Include:

  • Flashbacks of the event
  • Reoccurring nightmares
  • Avoidance of places, objects or events that remind you of the experience
  • Hyper-arousal such as being easily startled, anxiousness, difficulty sleeping, outbursts of emotion
  • Re-experiencing or disassociating
  • Feeling numb, guilty, depressed
  • Difficulty remembering the event

Each person who suffers from PTSD has a unique timeline, and you should not be limited by your financial coverage.  Our team understands that your health and wellbeing are most important, and you deserve compensation.

Schedule a Free Consultation: 770-922-3660

If you are suffering from PTSD due to a traumatic event or in connection with a physical injury that occurred at work, you may qualify for PTSD coverage by workers’ compensation.  Speaking with your doctor and employer soon after an event or injury is key and retaining a qualified Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney from our team can help ensure that you receive the compensation that is due. Let us help you so that you can focus on treatment and recovery.

Contact our team to discuss your claim at 770-922-3660.