You’ve been content at your job for many years, and you’ve always carried out your duties to the highest standard. Unfortunately, you’ve recently been involved in a work-related accident that left you severely injured.
You’ve attended the doctors and they’ve given you a diagnosis and expected recovery period. However, there is more to your injuries than the physical harm, you’re also suffering psychologically.
It’s not uncommon for a person to suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a distressing incident, and you think you might have this. What are some of the more common symptoms of PTSD?
Unfortunately, people suffering from PTSD are often forced to relive the event. This is sometimes triggered by items or environments that remind the individual of the initial incident. Additionally, someone who suffers from PTSD may have nightmares related to the traumatic event.
There is a strong link between PTSD and feelings of depression. A sufferer may feel constantly fatigued and unable to function on a daily basis. Feelings of depression may even become so overwhelming that the individual feels worthless and unable to continue.
Your ability to work
Although you have an expected recovery period for your physical injuries, psychological injuries can be more complicated. You may require months and even years of treatment until you start to feel better. All of this is likely to impact your ability to work and earn a living.
It’s important to take into consideration psychological injuries after a work-related accident. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better idea of what types of compensation you can pursue.