Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Helping Victims of PTSD & Plant Explosions
According to the National Center for PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
is a mental disorder that occurs after a victim has endured a particularly
traumatic event. In many cases, most people limit this disorder to veterans
who are returning from war, but the truth is that the victims of PTSD
are much more varied than that. Someone who has suffered from sexual abuse,
has lived through a terrorist attack, has been involved in a serious car
accident, or has been through a natural disaster can all show signs of
experiencing PTSD. One cause of PTSD is being involved in a
Due to the violent way in which these accidents occur, it can leave the
victims permanently emotionally scarred and psychologically bruised.
This can result in symptoms such as, but not limited to, the following:
- Re-experiencing the trauma at any moment;
- Feeling the need to avoid all reminders of the event;
- The feeling of numbness; or
- Being "hyperalert" or keyed up
Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder real? Is it treatable?
There has been a lot of debate over the years about whether or not PTSD
can be classified as an actual injury sustained in an accident. The truth
is that yes, it is just as real of an injury as a physical impairment
and can do just as much, if not more, damage. Similarly, it is possible
to receive treatment. The main course of treatment is through psychotherapy
along with the proper medication. By talking to a mental health professional,
a victim can find the treatments they need to help get on the road to
recovery. While there is no quick fix, there is a way for patients to
Talk to a plant explosion attorney today!
If you have experienced PTSD after being in a plant explosion, it is in
your best interests to seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable
industrial injury lawyer. PTSD is very much a real injury that can result in not only serious emotional
distress, but fiscal strain as well. You deserve to be compensated for
these damages; at our firm, we can help you file a claim to protect your
legal rights. It is also important to keep in mind that in some cases,
the spouse of a victim who has sustained crippling PTSD may have grounds
to file a claim as well. Regardless, it is important that you discuss
your claim with a legal professional who will better be able to assess
the situation and give you the answers that you deserve.
We at Arnold & Itkin LLP have been successful in recovering billions
of dollars on behalf of our clients. This is the type of experience that
you can trust. To learn more about what can be done to help you deal with
the aftermath of such an accident and how you can be represented, it is
highly encouraged that you pick up the phone and give us a call. Keep
in mind that companies are not there to look out for your best interests—they
are there to minimize payouts. So before you are interviewed and before
investigations begin, get legal protection.
For help in seeking compensation for PTSD from a plant explosion,
contact a plant explosion lawyer from our firm!