Sarasota PTSD Lawyer
A serious accident can be life-changing, and in more ways than one. Indeed, a traumatic accident can lead to serious physical injuries, which may be painful and disabling. Additionally, a serious accident and related injuries can be expensive, resulting in high medical bills, a loss of wages, and more. But in addition to these two major effects, sometimes, a serious accident can also leave a victim with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you have been in a serious accident and have suffered PTSD as a result, our Sarasota PTSD lawyers at the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian can help. Call us today to learn more about compensation for psychological injuries like PTSD after an accident.
What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
PTSD Is a type of psychological health condition that is triggered by involvement or witness of a terrifying event, such as a severe car accident, act of violence, or act of war. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of PTSD include:
- Intrusive memories, including reliving the event, flashbacks, upsetting nightmares, and severe emotional distress related to something that reminds the person of the incident;
- Avoidance, including trying to avoid remembering or talking about the event;
- Negative changes in thinking and mood, including challenges making friends or maintaining close relationships, feelings of emotional numbness, hopelessness, memory problems, and feelings of detachment; and
- Changes in physical and emotional reactions, including trouble sleeping, crying uncontrollably, self-destructive behavior, and a constant feeling of being ‘on guard’.
Compensation for PTSD
If you have PTSD as a result of a workplace incident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits to help pay for your necessary and reasonable medical expenses, as well as provide for a portion of your lost wages while you are unable to return to work. Currently, Florida law only allows workers’ compensation for PTSD for first-responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency responders.
For workers who are injured in other industries, bringing forth a third-party liability claim against the at-fault party may yield benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. Our lawyers can represent you in a workers’ compensation claim or third-party liability claim. We also represent clients in personal injury claims in Sarasota.
Call Our Lawyers Today to Learn More About Compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Sarasota
PTSD can be just as disabling as a physical injury, and should not go ignored. For first responders suffering from PTSD, workers’ compensation may be available. Our Sarasota PTSD lawyers at the law office of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian can also represent injured workers who are seeking compensation for PTSD in a third-party liability claim, as well as injury victims pursuing a personal injury claim.
To learn more about compensation for PTSD and how our experienced Sarasota injury lawyers can help, please call our law firm directly or send us a message telling us more about your case. We offer free consultations, and can start working on your claim today.