PTSD compensation success story
Our client was a plasterer who fell off scaffolding onto the concrete floor of a parkade while spraying the roof of the parkade with insulation. He sustained a concussion, post-traumatic stress disorder, and multiple soft tissue injuries. The Board initially granted a permanent partial disability award equal to 50.80% of total disability. With our assistance, the Board has since recognized that our client is competitively unemployable as a result of the permanent injuries sustained under his claim. He is now receiving a 100% loss of earnings pension.
Our lawyers can help you with PTSD compensation
PTSD claims can be complex and emotionally difficult and having a lawyer by your side can provide the necessary support and guidance to help make the process as smooth as possible. Moreover, our law firm offers a free consultation, which can help you understand your legal options and determine whether you have a case.
Our lawyers are familiar with the laws and regulations surrounding WorkSafeBC PTSD claims and can help ensure that individuals receive the compensation and benefits to which they are entitled. This may include wage loss benefits, coverage of psychological treatment, and other medical expenses related to the PTSD. They can also assist in the appeals process, making sure the injured worker’s rights and interests are protected.
Fight Against WCB and become one of many PTSD compensation success stories
The first step in obtaining compensation for a psychological condition is to have formally accept the condition on your claim. Your claim might include references to things like depression, anxiety, low mood, and suicidal ideation, but based on our experience, WorkSafeBC will routinely fail to accept a psychological condition on the claim unless they are asked. Similarly, WorkSafeBC will usually refer physical impairments for a disability award assessment, but often does not do the same for psychological impairments. WorkSafeBC may even offer psychological treatment and health care for the psychological condition, but this is not the same as formally accepting it, and compensating for it, on the claim.
The second step is rating the impairment from the psychological condition, in order to calculate the disability award. Psychological disability awards can be quite significant; they are rated in 5% increments, and range from 0%-100%, depending on severity.
If you do not agree with WorkSafeBC’s decision, you have the right to request a review. You must request a review within 90 days. If you disagree with the Review Division decision you have 30 days to file an appeal to the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
Meet our experienced PTSD and injury lawyers
Mr. Sarj Gosal, has successfully represented injured workers and has extensive experience dealing with workers compensation claims and appeals. Mr. Gosal, a personal injury attorney, has assisted in a large amount of mental health and specifically, PTSD lawsuits.
Ms. Kali Larsen, is a personal injury attorney who specializes in WorkSafeBC claims and appals. She has represented many injured workers at the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Kate Elerpin is a personal injury attorney who specializes in workers comp claims and appeals. She has represented many injured workers at the Worker’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Manbeen Saini is a personal injury attorney who specializes in workers comp claims and appeals. She has represented many injured workers at the Worker’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
Ms. Michelle Bissenden is a personal injury attorney who specializes in workers comp claims and appeals. She has represented hundreds of injured workers at the Worker’ Comp Appeal Tribunal.
To schedule a free consultation to see how our lawyers can help you have a PTSD compensation success story, it is as easy as picking up the phone and calling our office at (604) 591-8187. In the alternative, you can send a private and confidential message using our contact form or email: email@example.com.
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