Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is increasingly becoming a very real epidemic suffered by millions of Americans every year. It is a debilitating condition that inflicts those who have jobs in very stressful situations.
Those who work in high-stress jobs, such as law enforcement, emergency medical staff, firefighters, the military, and the like are very susceptible to PTSD and are at risk of severe mental effects that can inhibit the individual's ability to perform his or her job properly.
There are additional factors that can cause PTSD that are not related to specific job functions. Bullying in the workplace, sexual harassment, or discrimination, for instance, can also result in symptoms of PTSD. These symptoms can cause you to be unable to do your job, and you can file for worker's compensation benefits in many cases.
The following is some information on PTSD and how you may receive worker's compensation benefits as a result.