Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Offshore Injuries
Having successfully represented over 200 offshore workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we understand how common PTSD is in the maritime industry. With over five million people in the United States suffering from PTSD, this condition impacts those in the maritime industry just as it does those in any other high-intensity profession.
WhilePTSD is most commonly associated with combat, it is triggered by any stressful or traumatic injury, whether on land or sea.
Maritime Industry Associated with High Levels of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is common among anyone who’s suffered an injury that they believed could be fatal. For example, after the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, every one of our clients suffered from nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety and irritability before ultimately being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Fortunately, after treatment with qualified psychiatrists and psychologists, our clients symptoms improved, allowing them to resume their daily routines.
Most Common Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe physical injury
- Near-death experiences from injuries, explosions and other disasters
PTSD and Your Rights
Since post-traumatic stress disorder can lead to terrible depression, insomnia, reliving the events over and over again, an inability to work, and an inability to cope with life in general, it requires extensive and continuous therapy and treatment to recover from. Most people with PTSD spend years in therapy and also take medication to make it easier to manage their symptoms.
If you have this dehabilitating condition, it’s important that you get treatment. You also have the right, under the Jones Act, to recover lost wages and other damages associated with your mental anguish and distress.
Contact our Undefeated Offshore Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-302-3838 or by Clicking Here
If you or a loved one is suffering from symptoms that you believe could be associated with PTSD, contact our Undefeated Jones Act Lawyers for a Free Consultation at 1-888-302-3838.
All consultations are free and, because we work exclusively on a contingency fee, you won’t owe us anything unless we win your case.