Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental disorder that results from a severely traumatizing event. Individuals who work a high-stress job, such as firemen, police officers, and ambulance drivers, are some of the most likely workers to suffer from PTSD, but even experiencing a workplace accident such as a construction site crane collapse can leave a person facing PTSD.
If you have developed PTSD as a result of a job-related accident, you deserve compensation and time away from work to fully recover. A dedicated Des Moines workers’ compensation attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., can provide you with legal advice and help you fight for the workers’ comp you need to move past your PTSD. Call our offices today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your case.
While most people only associate physical damage with workplace injuries, you can also suffer from mental disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of a workplace accident. Some of the most common PTSD symptoms include:
- Flashbacks of the trauma
- Jumpiness or agitation
- Violent or self-destructive behavior
Because everyone responds to trauma differently, there is no guarantee that an employee afflicted with PTSD will manifest the same symptoms.
If your stress following a work-related accident has become so severe that you are unable to perform your job effectively, you may be entitled to compensation under workers’ rights laws. A knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., can help you file your claim so that you can receive the full compensation you need to recover. Call 877-327-2600 to speak with one of our legal counselors today.