Getting your fair compensation for work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be tough. Fortunately, your legal team is tougher. When you need compensation for work-related PTSD, do not hesitate to seek out aggressive legal defense from the attorneys at Wagner Reese, LLP.
Our team is well-regarded for our results and has been recognized multiple times for our work in the legal field. Our founding partners have been recognized among Indiana’s Top 25 Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® honorees, and many of our attorneys have been included in the Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars lists.
Understanding work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
PTSD can arise in any case where you have been through a traumatic experience in the workplace. This may be related to your work, such as medical professionals suffering from PTSD after witnessing extreme violence or death. Witnessing or experiencing a devastating or deadly accident can also leave you with emotional trauma.
For comprehensive information on work-related injuries and legal representation, explore the workplace injury practice areas provided by Wagner Reese, LLP. Recovering compensation for work-related PTSD can be tough, but when you have an attorney with experience in all these facets of personal injury law, it can be easier to recover and get your life back on track.
Recognizing signs and symptoms of work-related PTSD
Do you suspect that you have suffered work-related PTSD after witnessing or surviving a work-related accident? Below are a few common signs and symptoms that you may be suffering from PTSD and may be ready to seek compensation:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Agitation and irritability
- Severe anxiety, especially when engaging with the source of the trauma
- Nightmares, especially about the accident
- Physical symptoms like nausea, sweating, and trembling
Explaining the legal aspects of claiming compensation for work-related PTSD
But that still leaves the question, can PTSD be compensated in work-related cases? While it is possible to seek compensation for psychological distress, like PTSD or depression, they must meet the same criteria as any injury that may warrant worker’s compensation benefits.
That means you will need to prove that you were injured at all and that the injury happened at work in the scope of your employment. Our legal team is here to guide you through this process and hope you get compensated fairly.
Proving the connection between work and PTSD
Proving that your PTSD is work-related is one of the most important steps to filing work-related PTSD compensation claims. Working with an attorney like those at Wagner Reese can help you make these connections.
For example, your evidence may include medical records showing proof of your injuries or PTSD treatment. You may also seek out expert testimony from a medical professional, who can provide their opinion on whether your PTSD diagnosis and your work-related accident were connected.
Relevant laws and regulations surrounding work-related PTSD compensation
Besides identifying whether you are eligible for worker’s comp and proving that you are due compensation, one of the most relevant laws regarding your work-related PTSD compensation is the time limits involved. Keep in mind that you have a limited time to file a claim, typically within 30 days of the accident.
That is to keep your case moving as quickly as possible, so that you do not see a significant gap in your benefits. Getting your benefits started as soon as possible will help prevent you from lacking the funds to live as you have when you cannot work.
Wagner Reese, LLP is experienced in handling work-related PTSD cases
At Wagner Reese, LLP, you can expect decades of experience on your side to help you get the results you need to see. Our team has helped many people like you recover compensation for work-related PTSD, and we are ready to help you as well.
One key trade our attorneys have is that we are not afraid to take your case to trial. While many attorneys may try to settle out of court, we will not back away from taking your claim to trial if needed to get the compensation you are due.
Learn about Wagner Reese, LLP’s experience in personal injury law by checking their personal injury practice areas.
The process of filing a compensation claim with Wagner Reese, LLP
If you are struggling to get compensated for your PTSD experiences, you may need to file a compensation claim with attorneys like ours. Fortunately, you have work-related PTSD legal compensation options with us.
First, you can expect to report your accident, which is the first step to seeking worker’s compensation. However, if the insurance company denies your benefits, you have a chance to appeal for your claim. Your attorney can represent you throughout the mediation process, helping you get the compensation you need.
However, you are not out of options if mediation does not give you the workers comp benefits you need. If the insurance company denies you unfairly, you have options to file a lawsuit and seek the compensation you are due for your PTSD.
Proactive Approaches to Preventing work-related PTSD
Preventing work-related PTSD can be tricky because you cannot always predict when a devastating, traumatic incident is about to happen. However, you can focus on preparing yourself mentally before and after a traumatic incident. Building good habits for your mental health can help prevent the worst reactions by giving you the tools to understand, manage, and resolve these emotions.
While preventing work-related PTSD can be difficult, our team at Wagner Reese, LLP, works hard to make getting compensation for your work-related PTSD easier. If you have been injured and need help, reach out to the law team with multiple awards and accolades for our achievements.
That includes eight of our team members being included on either Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars lists, our founding members being recognized as Indiana’s Top 25 Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers® honorees, and more.
Ready for a free consultation about your worker’s compensation case? Reach out to our team for a free consultation. We can be reached when you call 866-828-0308 or fill out our online contact form.