Increasingly, Canadian society is becoming aware of the causes and effects of mental illness. Although psychological conditions are still largely hidden, more and more people are bravely coming forward to discuss the impact of their experiences.
When depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or other mental health conditions prevents you from working, you need and deserve support. Unfortunately, due to the fact that it can be difficult to receive an objective diagnosis, insurers may be reluctant to pay benefits that can help you to retain your financial stability.
People who have a stand-alone diagnosis of PTSD or depression, or who develop symptoms as a result of a serious physical injury, have legal options. Gluckstein Lawyers is a firm of dedicated, client-focused legal and medical professionals in Ontario who understand that there is an emotional and physical component to most serious illnesses. We may be able to help you.
Recognizing The Effects Of Psychological Injury
For many people in vehicle collisions, serious accidents or other unexpected circumstances, the traumatic event can result in more than just physical injury. While the body is healing, the mind may be reflecting or recalling the incident, causing significant anxiety and distress. Getting help is not easy, as many people living with mental illness find the condition itself prevents them from reaching out.
Depression frequently accompanies conditions such as chronic pain, which in turn can worsen physical symptoms. While insurers may claim a person has healed from his or her injuries and should be able to return to work and engage in daily activities, the reality is that psychological injury is stopping him or her from doing so.
At Gluckstein Lawyers, we believe in caring for all components of injury. Our work as your advocates does not stop once the physical pain has healed. As long as you continue to need assistance, we are there, as legal advisors to you and your family.
Contact Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers
To learn more from our Niagara or Toronto lawyers about depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and your legal options, schedule a consultation. Call us at 416-408-4252 in Toronto, 905-228-6169 in the Niagara region or 1-866-308-7722 toll free. You can also contact us online through this website to make an appointment.