Following an accident or injury, the stress, pain and changes in your life may lead to severe psychological distress. Even after your physical injuries are healed, the emotional effects of the trauma you suffered may take a long time to heal.
Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following an injury can cause you severe pain and suffering and can change your life. However, both can be difficult to prove to the satisfaction of an insurance company or judge. It can be even more difficult to prove a relationship between your depression and PTSD and a particular accident or injury.
As with fibromyalgia and chronic pain, insurance companies often fight over these diagnoses and claims. They may try to deny your condition or imply that it was not caused by the accident as you claim, especially if you had a previous history of any kind of mental illness.
However, this does not mean that you cannot get compensation. Even if you did suffer from some kind of mental illness before your accident, the accident may have made it worse.
Depression and PTSD, while very different conditions, often share many of the same debilitating symptoms, including:
It can be very difficult to work when you cannot focus, learn or control your moods, or when you often feel anxiety that’s out of proportion to your situation. Even if you are able to hold down a job, it can be difficult to do so reliably. Your career, job security and finances may suffer as a result.
At Rooz Law, our depression and PTSD lawyers for North York and Toronto can help you show that your depression, PTSD or other psychological problems have been caused or made worse by the accident or injury that you claim caused them, that the symptoms are real and that you must be compensated for the losses they caused you.
If you have been injured in the Greater Toronto Area, contact Rooz Law at 416-229-6000. The sooner you call, the faster we can get you the compensation you deserve
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