The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious anxiety disorder and symptoms of PTSD can make it difficult to interact with other people. Symptoms of PTSD such as flashbacks, recurring nightmares, hypervigilance, anger, avoidance, difficulty concentrating, and various other symptoms. PTSD is a response to traumatic life events, for example car accidents, fires or seeing a friend or family member or other person harmed or killed. Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD but many factors play a part in whether or not someone will develop the disorder.
According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, factors like having experienced previous trauma, having a history of mental illness or post-traumatic stress disorder, having little or no social support after the traumatic event or experiencing other stressors after the event increase a person’s risk of developing PTSD.
At Aaron Waxman & Associates, we have helped many clients who have made claims for long-term disability as a result of various mental illnesses including post-traumatic stress disorder. Mental illness can affect a person’s ability to function in the workplace. Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the workplace in Canada.
We understand that PTSD can present in many forms, and for some people it can be so severely debilitating when sleep is impaired, the ability to focus and concentrate is impaired and memory is affected. Some people become severely depressed and anxious, and some develop physical symptoms.
If you have made a claim for long-term disability benefits and your claim has been denied or your benefits have been terminated, don’t hesitate to contact our office for a free, no obligation initial consultation. Our lawyers are available to meet you in person, by telephone or via Skype.
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