Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long Term Disability

Post traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition that can develop in individuals following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event. The events that create post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in individuals can range from combat in war to domestic abuse. Post traumatic stress disorder almost always significantly disrupts daily life, and in some cases may be so disabling as to prevent an individual from maintaining a job. In these cases, long term disability benefits may be necessary.

If you or a loved one is experiencing post traumatic stress disorder and need long term disability benefits, the Indiana disability attorneys of Hankey Law Office can help. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys are committed to helping clients get the benefits they need. Contact our office today at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your case.

Disabling Characteristics of PTSD

The normal activities required for work and daily life can be made nearly impossible for those with PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD tend to present themselves in all aspects of a person’s social life and mental well-being, often creating highly uncharacteristic behavior. The following are some symptoms of PTSD that qualify it as a disability:

  • Reliving of the event through sudden flashbacks or persistent memories that disrupt daily activities
  • Lack of pleasure or ability to enjoy previously enjoyable activities
  • Emotional numbness
  • Avoiding people or places that bring about memories of the event
  • Angry outbursts
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia

Individuals with PTSD may also develop other disabling conditions, such as drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression.

Contact Us

At Hankey Law Office, our Indiana disability lawyers believe that anyone suffering from PTSD deserves the chance to recover with the financial assistance of the disability benefits they may need. Contact our office today at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your condition with a compassionate member of our legal team and learn more about your rights and options under the law.