POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
PTSD Disability Lawyer for Alberta and Saskatchewan
Post-traumatic stress disorder is often misunderstood by insurance agents and legal professionals who do not know how the condition and its causes can prevent you from working.
We all know that some people — such as soldiers who have been in combat or people who have been seriously physically assaulted — can suffer from PTSD. At Ludwar Law Firm we also know that ordinary people who have suffered an "ordinary" trauma, such as a car accident, losing a loved one, or seeing someone else die or be assaulted can also have the same symptoms and suffer the same kind of disability.
PTSD can be caused by an assault or other trauma at a workplace, such as a bank robbery or an out-of-control patient at a hospital. This makes it not only difficult for you to go on with your life, but also especially difficult for you to go back to your particular workplace.
PTSD Effects on Your Life
After an accident, assault or other traumatic experience, it's normal to experience nightmares, anxiety, and other negative effects. Usually they go away as the experience fades into your past. However, for some people, they stay and become more and more difficult to deal with. PTSD can cause:
- Panic attacks
- Detached emotions or numbness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty controlling emotions like anger or fear
- Wanting to avoid anything that reminds you of the traumatic event
- Difficulty with memory and concentration
- Guilt, shame
- Substance abuse
- Physical aches and pains
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Lawyer
Many of the symptoms of PTSD are vague and are things that most people experience after any trauma. Therefore, even if you have been through a traumatic event, insurance companies, and legal professionals may feel that you're not really disabled.
Our Calgary PTSD disability lawyer can explain what your symptoms mean and how they affect you. Many insurance companies will claim that PTSD is a valid reason to not be able to work, but insist that there is not enough objective medical evidence that you are suffering from PTSD. We will help you provide the medical evidence necessary under Alberta and Saskatchewan law, and help you get the compensation you need.