Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Claims
Experienced Insurance Attorneys Handling PTSD Claims Nationwide
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects 9 million people nationwide, or about 3.6% of the U.S. adult population. Approximately 37% of those who experience PTSD report severe symptoms, which can interrupt the course of daily life and employment.
If you are experiencing PTSD and are having difficulty maintaining a job, you may be able to gain short-term or long-term disability insurance benefits. Whether you are covered by your employer or a private plan, Dabdoub Law Firm can help you file a claim or appeal one that has been denied. For over 20 years, we have been handling disability insurance claims all over the country. We want to help you, too.
Call us at (800) 969-0488 today to find out what our firm can do for you.
Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
People develop PTSD after traumatic events, like accidents, assaults, natural disasters, and military combat. To be diagnosed with PTSD, you must experience several symptoms for at least one month. Many people only seek treatment once their symptoms become unbearable.
For a diagnosis, you must have the following symptoms:
- At least one reexperiencing symptom (flashbacks, nightmares, frightening thoughts, etc.)
- At least one avoidance symptom (avoiding situations or people that remind you of the triggering event and/or thoughts or feelings related to the triggering event)
- At least two arousal and reactivity symptoms (feeling tense or “on edge,” having angry outbursts, being easily startled, having difficulty sleeping, etc.)
- At least two cognition and mood symptoms (trouble remembering details, loss of interest in hobbies and activities, feeling guilty, etc.)
When everyday situations cause fear and stress, holding gainful employment can become difficult. No one should have to experience such discomfort at work, especially if they have insurance for disabling conditions like PTSD.
If your illness interferes with your ability to fulfill your job responsibilities, our disability attorneys can help. Short-term disability (STD) benefits can help you take time off work while you pursue treatment and long-term disability (LTD) benefits can cover you until you make a full recovery.
Dabdoub Law Firm has experience with claims related to all sorts of mental health conditions, and we can help you gain access to the benefits you deserve. While others may not understand your illness, we know how disruptive the symptoms of PTSD can be—and how to illustrate the condition to insurance companies.
We Fight for Every Penny You Deserve
PTSD can severely impact your life. At Dabdoub Law Firm, we understand just how important it is that you receive the rightful disability benefits you deserve when your illness affects your ability to work and earn a living for yourself and your family.
As a disability law firm dedicated entirely to disability insurance claims, we have the focused experience, resources, and skill you need to navigate the system. We have always devoted 100% of our practice to this area of law, giving us a competitive edge when it comes to advocating for our clients. We have experience going up against every major insurance company—including CIGNA, Hartford, MetLife, Prudential, UNUM, and more—and have secured millions of dollars in disability benefits. In addition, we have won several landmark lawsuits that have helped improve the law for disability claimants.
At Dabdoub Law Firm, we won’t take lowball offers made to our clients.
Whether you need help submitting an initial disability claim, appealing a denied claim, reversing early termination of your benefits, negotiating a lump-sum settlement, or even filing a lawsuit against your insurance company, our attorneys are ready and able to help. Disability insurance companies have aggressive legal teams—you should, too.
Contact Dabdoub Law Firm online or call us at (800) 969-0488 to get started with a free consultation. We represent clients nationwide.