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Man continues to battle for workers' comp coverage for PTSD

Work-related depression and anxiety is a problem plaguing countless people both in Gainesville and throughout the rest of the country. Yet those who are suffering from it may fear seeking workers' compensation benefits in order to receive the treatment they need out of a concern that such a condition will not be covered. Their fears may be well-founded. When people think of work-related injuries, they may only consider traumatic physical injuries as qualifying for any sort of assistance. The fact that emotional or psychological distress is so difficult to empirically link to one's employment may be what keeps most from considering such conditions as being compensable through workers' compensation

It is that very assumption that an Alabama man has had to battle with in his quest to get his psychological treatment paid for by his company's workers' compensation provider. The man was next to a large electrical circuit breaker that exploded in late 2017. While the incident did indeed leave him with some physical issues that he had to deal with, it was the post-traumatic stress disorder that he was later diagnosed with that proved to be so debilitating. The doctor who was treating him at the time referred him to a neurologist who did indeed recommend that he seek psychiatric treatment. No referral came from either doctor, however, and his treating physician cleared him to return to work. Shortly thereafter, however, he suffered a nervous breakdown and was admitted to a local psychiatric unit for nine days. 

In this particular case, the man continues to battle to have his treatment paid for. Many of those suffering from similar mental health issues may feel compelled to take up the same struggle. Those needing to do so may find that an attorney is a good ally to have in such situations. 

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