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PTSD as a Result of a Construction Accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey (Part A)

A construction accident in Pennsylvania can have a lasting impact on accident victims that goes beyond physical injuries. If you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD after a construction accident, contact a Philadelphia construction lawyer who can answer questions about what options you have after a serious accident.

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen after any serious event changes a victim's life. Unlike standard stress, PTSD is triggered by a traumatic episode, and those suffering from it may be unable to continue working under conditions that were previously tenable.

 

Symptoms of PTSD after a Construction Accident in Pennsylvania

 

Symptoms usually begin to show within a few months of the traumatic event but in some rare cases may not be evident until years later. In most cases, the victim recovers from the symptoms within 6 months of their initial appearance, but in some instances it may take several years for the symptoms to subside.

 

PTSD symptoms include: 

  • Re-living the accident - PTSD sufferers frequently re-live the accident in the form of hallucinations, flashbacks, and nightmares.
  • Avoiding people, places or situations - People suffering from PTSD are likely to avoid triggers, or things that remind them of the accident, like people, places, or situations that remind them of the traumatic incident. In the case of a work-related injury, PTSD sufferers may become anxious or depressed when made to work in conditions that remind them of their accident.
  • Aggravation and anxiety - Accident victims with PTSD may be irritable or anxious and appear jumpy or easily startled.
  • Physical symptoms - PTSD victims may experience higher blood pressure, increased heart rate, hyperventilation, muscle tension, and nausea.

 

PTSD is a real illness with real ramifications. If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD after a construction accident in Pennsylvania, contact a Philadelphia construction lawyer to explore options for compensation and remedy.

 

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