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Long Beach Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lawyers

Psychological Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), because of our troops' experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been in the news. However, like most mental illnesses it is invisible and can be difficult to diagnose and treat. This also makes it more difficult to prove for purposes of obtaining compensation. Employers and their workers' compensation insurance carriers, as well as the Social Security Administration, are reluctant to pay out benefits for claims even when they involve obvious physical injuries; this problem is even more prevalent with post-traumatic stress disorder.

At the Law Offices of Richard Mark Baker, we have a great deal of experience assisting injured workers suffering from PTSD. PTSD injuries can occur anywhere, any time. For PTSD cases involving the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, Defense Base Act or Hazards Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, California Workers' Compensation or the Social Security Disability Act, we represent clients in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Our Long Beach post-traumatic stress disorder attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience helping injured workers obtain compensation for PTSD.

If you have suffered a serious workplace injury, our attorneys can help you obtain the full compensation available to you. Call 562-628-9400 or e-mail us to set up a consultation with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Richard Mark Baker.

Causes and Symptoms of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is essentially an anxiety disorder that occurs following a life-threatening situation. If you have experienced a life-threatening situation and continue to experience episodes of anxiety, flashbacks, an inability to sleep, or nightmares in which you relive the experience you should consider the following:

  • Have you experienced a serious accident? Workplace accidents and any near-death experience can traumatize a victim.
  • Have you experienced physical, mental or emotional abuse? Instances of abuse can result in lifelong emotional trauma for the victims.
  • Have you witnessed a traumatic event? Many people are surprised to learn that merely witnessing a serious accident can result in PTSD.

If you have experienced or witnessed a serious accident or abuse and are struggling with severe emotional issues, you might have PTSD. Obtaining compensation for PTSD can be complicated and challenging. We can help you through the entire process to obtain the compensation you need.

Contact Los Angeles and Orange County Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lawyer ∙ 562-628-9400

We offer free initial consultations. If you have suffered PTSD from a work-related event, you can set up a consultation with one of our lawyers to learn about your legal options, your rights and your responsibilities. Call 562-628-9400 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer from our firm.

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