Does North Carolina Workers Comp Cover PTSD?

After you’ve been involved in a workplace accident, you may find that your physician has diagnosed you with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If your diagnosis prevents you from being able to work while you focus on recuperating, you can work with an attorney to file for workers compensation benefits in North Carolina.

When your PTSD was caused by the conditions of your work environment, your employer may be compelled to provide you with the benefits you need to move forward with your life. Continue reading to learn more about what PTSD is and the benefits you’ll be able to collect if your claim is approved.

All about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder develops when an individual has been through a traumatic experience—in this case, a work-related accident.

PTSD symptoms can manifest in a number of different ways, including insomnia, flashbacks, hostility, substance abuse, self-harming behaviors, an inability to concentrate, severe anxiety, loneliness, social isolation, and becoming emotionally detached, to name a few.

As you can imagine, living your day-to-day life can be nearly impossible when you’re suffering from symptoms like these, which is why your employer may be obligated to provide you with the workers compensation benefits you need to pick up the pieces of your life when dealing with this work-related illness.

Getting the Benefits You Deserve

Thankfully, once your North Carolina claim has been approved, your employer’s workers comp insurance provider will cover all of the medical expenses you incur due to your PTSD diagnosis, as well as send you weekly wage replacement benefits of approximately 66 percent of your average weekly wages so that you can continue supporting your family and household while you focus on your mental health.

Contact a North Carolina Workers Comp Attorney

For assistance in getting your PTSD covered through your employer, get in touch with an experienced North Carolina workers comp attorney at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. Just call our office at 252-752-7785 or fill out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.


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