Disability claims are one of the hardest and most common legal difficulties Americans face. Among the hardest to navigate are claims relating to mental illness or psychological disability, like post-traumatic stress disorder. If you’re experiencing intense PTSD symptoms that prevent you from working, you need to understand your rights and options, and an Ocala disability lawyer can help.
Causes of PTSD
Many people understand that post-traumatic stress can come from working in a war zone, because of its association with soldiers. What they often don’t understand is the variety of traumas that can induce PTSD or how common they are even outside of war zones. PTSD in the military was an issue even during peacetime, because the report of artillery, separation from family, and accidents during training can all contribute, in addition to actions taken during active service.
PTSD is also common in the civilian world. How common is still being determined, and revised numbers of PTSD diagnoses are finding more and more causes all the time. In general, any intense trauma can cause symptoms, but the most common causes are:
- Domestic abuse
- Child abuse
- Criminal victimization (robbery, assault)
- Vehicle accidents
- Natural disasters
Finding a knowledgeable Ocala Disability Lawyer
If you’re fighting the denial of a disability claim for PTSD, you need a lawyer who has experience with these claims. Trauma-related illnesses are the current horizon in medical science, and new information about their physical effects and long-term treatment is coming to light daily. That means lawyers who are preparing to defend disability claims of this type need to have specific experience with PTSD, not just disability claim experience.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition, and recovery is dependent on controlling stressors and having the space to heal. For some, that means at least a temporary claim for disability benefits. For many, it becomes a long-term need. If you’re looking for more information or a good Ocala disability lawyer, we can help. Contact JW Chalkley III, PA today for a free consultation at 866-629-7511 or fill out the online contact form.