All jobs cause stress at some time, but in certain situations, the stress can become overwhelming and make it impossible to perform the job. Stress-related illnesses can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. To receive workers’ compensation benefits for these types of injuries, you will need the help of an experienced attorney.
At the Law Office of Stephen J. Dennis, we represent workers who have suffered from PTSD and other serious stress-induced illnesses. These can be challenging cases, but our attorney knows how to fight for the benefits you deserve. He can take on your employer and its insurance carrier to obtain workers’ comp benefits for you. For a free consultation with a stress-related injury lawyer in Providence, please call 401-453-1355 or contact us online.
When Work Causes PTSD, We Can Help You Get Benefits
Workers can experience traumatic events on the job such as racial discrimination, whistleblowing or being forced to perform illegal acts. Women and men can be victims of sexual harassment, including unwanted advances, inappropriate touching, and threats. These issues can cause severe depression, anxiety or PTSD that can render an employee unable to work.
If you have suffered injury due to workplace harassment, discrimination or intimidation, you may be able to file workers’ compensation and employment law claims. We will discuss your case to determine which claims you can file.
PTSD is a debilitating illness that may cause panic attacks, flashbacks, fear, restlessness, headaches, and sleeplessness. People who suffer from PTSD may have trouble concentrating and functioning in social situations, including in the workplace.