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 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 (1) 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.
Our Lawyers Specialize in Disability Insurance Claims
Because our law firm has always focused only on disability insurance, our lawyers are experts in legal representation for disability insurance benefits.
That means our disability lawyers have:
- Won several major disability lawsuits that help improve the law for disability claimants.
- Experience fighting every major insurance company, including UNUM, Hartford, MetLife, CIGNA, Prudential, and more.
- Successfully represented hundreds of clients and won millions of dollars in disability benefits.
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we can also help clients across the country. We do not have to be located in your state to accept your claim.
Disability insurance companies have lawyers. You should, too. Call Dabdoub Law Firm to get an experienced disability lawyer on your side.
We can help with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim,
- Appealing a long-term disability denial,
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement, or
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.
Call us at (800) 969-0488 or contact us online for a free consultation with a disability attorney. You will not face fees or costs until you get paid.