Workers compensation payout for PTSD in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, QLD, VIC and NSW
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WorkCover payouts for PTSD
If you are suffering an intense mental and emotional stress, it could well be an extreme, long-term and life altering condition called Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental health condition caused by witnessing or being part of a traumatic or severe event.
If you’ve ever served in the armed forces, been through a disaster, have suffered physical or sexual assault, are a victim of abuse, have been in an accident or suffered from a series of events, then you may be suffering PTSD.
Should the cause of your trauma happen to you in the workplace as part of your employment, your PTSD condition will likely be covered by WorkCover. Therefore, you need to consider looking into WorkCover payouts for PTSD, which involves making a claim with one of our specialist PTSD injury lawyers to assist you.
From our first meeting together, we will be there to support you through the process and advise the PTSD compensation amount your organisation or employer is likely to pay you.
Post-traumatic stress disorder compensation calculator
If you’re asking yourself the question “how much is PTSD compensation?”, then we can help. A PTSD claims compensation calculator is not truly able to answer that question fully without knowing much more detail on your situation, but we can still help you.
You’re welcome to call for a free, no obligation discussion and we’ll be able to fully answer questions and offer pathways for your injury.
That said you can assess some injuries as a basic PTSD compensation calculator, and that will provide some of the pain and suffering claim amount that you may be eligible for. However, nothing can be truly calculated without us getting the full story assessed in discussion with you.
If you’d like some comparison to the PTSD payouts Australia has, our compensation case studies can provide some assistance.
Why speak to a lawyer if you have PTSD?
It’s absolutely vital to get checked and assess your injuries to see if you have a compensation claim because rehabilitation may cost a lot more than you imagine.
Our no win, no fee guarantee can help. We’ve been in business for nearly forty years so we know how best to asess if you are due any compensation. Just call or email us at any time for a free, private consultation.
Common workplace PTSD claims
Some lines of work are more susceptible to the traumatic events that can lead to PTSD, for example:
- Police officers
- Front-line emergency medical workers
However, any high-stress or dangerous environment can place people at risk of developing psychological injuries, which are key symptoms of PTSD. By example, a common source of injury at work PTSD claims involve car accidents or other horrific incidents, where someone has witnessed a workmate suffer injuries that are serious and in some cases, they may have watched their colleagues die.
Unlike average stress associated with the workplace, PTSD is usually triggered by a very traumatic event where life is put at risk. As a result, people suffering from this condition may be unable to work due to the severe mental and physical symptoms of PTSD. Even for those who can work, PTSD often requires years of regular medical treatment.
The common symptoms of PTSD
People with PTSD may suffer from a wide variety of psychological symptoms. Everyone responds to trauma differently so that everyone will have differing symptoms. For some, PTSD may cause depression and mild anxiety which may require only periodic treatment, other than that a return to their regular job is common.
At the other end of the spectrum, some people may have severe reactions that negatively affect their jobs as well as their personal relationships. This, and other factors are all taken when assessing post traumatic stress disorder compensation payouts.
The most common mental or emotional symptoms of PTSD include:
- flashbacks of the traumatic event
- being easily startled or jumpy
- emotional detachment
- irritability and anger
- self-destructive or violent behaviour
- obsessive-compulsive behaviour
- memory and concentration problems, and
Stress doesn’t just affect the mind; it also has an adverse effect on the body. Common physical symptoms of PTSD include:
- high blood pressure
- heart attacks
- diarrhea, or
While workers’ compensation laws will allow you to receive some level of benefits regardless of the severity of PTSD, the more severe cases will receive more benefits, because the detrimental impact of the PTSD is more severe. For that reason, it is essential to report all of the above symptoms to your doctor if you think you have work-related PTSD.
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