PTSD

How to File a PTSD Claim Under the Defense Base Act?
Many government employees are civilians who are contracted to work outside of the U.S. government at some point in their careers. Being in foreign countries can be traumatizing if you are stationed in a warzone or were directly impacted by a traumatic situation. If you are experiencing PTSD symptoms ...
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DBA Claims for PTSD: When Am I Eligible?
June is PTSD awareness month and this is a great step in the right direction for PTSD awareness. Years ago, PTSD was called “shell-shock” and “battle fatigue”, and unfortunately, largely ignored. Thankfully, there have been strides made to help people who have PTSD get treatment. However, people stationed overseas are often ...
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Seeking Help With PTSD
PTSD can happen to anyone regardless of nationality, sex, age, and ethnicity. On average, 6 out of 10 men and 5 out of 10 women experience trauma at least once. In the United States, 8 million adults experience PTSD in a given year. Chances are, you know someone experiencing PTSD if ...
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5 PTSD Signs and Symptoms (and When to Call Your Lawyer)
Here’s the deal: Almost 10% of American adults have dealt with PTSD at one point or another. But what are the signs of PTSD and how can you treat it? PTSD signs and symptoms can easily go unnoticed, so you must be aware of what to watch out for. Take a ...
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A Guide to Defense Base Act Claims for PTSD
Over the past decade, U.S. government contractors have been working around the globe in warzones. Among contractors who were studied, 25% of them met the criteria for PTSD. Within recent years, more time has been devoted to raising public awareness about service members with PTSD. Yet awareness of this situation is not ...
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DBA Claims 101: Understanding “Temporary Total Disability”
One out of eleven people will be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in their lifetime. PTSD can ruin lives and make once functioning adults incapable of providing for themselves. If you suffer from PTSD or have sustained some other form of emotional or physical trauma while working overseas as a ...
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Civilians Working Overseas Are Susceptible to PTSD
PTSD can strike at any time. On the battlefield or on the base, while working overseas or while relaxing at home, you can suffer the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.  Thankfully PTSD is manageable. You can receive treatment and workers compensation under the Defense Base Act. Here is a ...
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How Long Does It Take Contractors to Receive PTSD Compensation?
The USA has more foreign military bases than any other country today, and possibly any other country in history. These bases are staffed by American citizens carrying out a diverse range of functions and tasks. Many of these involve dangerous and distressing work. Physical injuries are unfortunately common, as are ...
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Time to Lawyer Up: Common Signs and Stages of PTSD Seen in Contractors
Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects only 3.5% of American adults, about one in eleven Americans will be diagnosed with it at some point in their life. It doesn’t just affect soldiers on the ground, but defense contractors working in conflict areas as well. It’s essential for defense contractors to be aware ...
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Here Are Some of the Most Startling PTSD Military Statistics
The conversation around post-traumatic stress disorder leaves out one segment of the military population. But it’s likely not for malicious reasons.  One estimate puts the rate of PTSD for civilian contractors in service at about 25 percent, compared to 6 percent within the civilian non-military population, and the estimated range ...
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The Dangers You Can Face While Working on a Military Base
In 2017, the Pentagon released a one-of-a-kind report on the number of sexual assaults across all U.S. military bases. The report revealed that sexual assault was more likely in Navy barracks for both men and women. All jobs in the military carry some sort of risk a person may ...
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Why You Need DBA Lawyers for a PTSD Claim
PTSD is a serious medical issue that affects many overseas workers. These workers can have problems finding jobs when they get back due to discrimination. If you are facing workplace discrimination due to PTSD it might be time for you to hire DBA lawyers. Read further to see if ...
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