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Is this part of original injury - queenbee - 11-16-2009 10:35 AM
Original date of injury was in 2006.
I applied for ssdi two years ago.
Denied twice and I finally am having a hearing.
In the mean time in June of this year I had a psych eval for ssdi in which I have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress syndrome.
I have no insurance to see a counselor and my family dr has me on Lorazapam for my attacks.
This has all been caused by the past three years of hell the ins co has put me thru.
Can't this be added to my injury since before I got hurt I was not like this?
I just saw my attorney and he didnt mention anything .
RE: Is this part of original injury - 1171 - 11-16-2009 10:41 AM
it's very difficult to make the claims process for a work injury the basis for a second claim and injury--especially when it's only psyche. Most courts won't allow such an extension.
most medically accepted diagnosis of ptsd requires a single significant event rather then a 3yr accumulation of problems, complaints, issues in dealing with the medical, insurance, legal process. that diagnosis will be seriously challenged.
RE: Is this part of original injury - capricorn - 11-16-2009 10:45 AM
Queen.....I have PTSD (not work related) that was aggravated badly from my injuriews and the WC BS> My attoney advised me against adding it. He said in his experience it makes matters worse. JMO>
RE: Is this part of original injury - bodybuilder1958 - 11-16-2009 11:06 AM
I considered having depression added to my WC case about a year ago. My lawyer said okay but then added this. "They will investigate this back to when you were young. Your family and friends will be dragged into this.
Your personal life will be brought forward and discussed in court"
I balked, didn't do it, instead sought counseling with my former pastor/friends. That helped a great deal and helped me turn the tide. I know that PTSD is different, requiring sometimes extensive counseling and sometimes medication. I had a bout with PTSD about 4 years ago, sought counseling care and was able to eventually manage it.
My state offers mental health/counseling on a sliding scale. "Comcare", is our local state agency. Something you might want to look into.
RE: Is this part of original injury - queenbee - 11-16-2009 07:03 PM
Thank you all, the reason I want to add it is so I can seek medical help before I slip away more than I have.
I really dont know where to turn for this and I feel if I dont do something soon there will be no turning back.
I have a ssdi hearing in a month and I pray I am accepted so I can have health insurance. I would love to get some kind of hold on these attacks so I could live somewhat of a normal life but I want no more headaches from WC.
RE: Is this part of original injury - 1171 - 11-16-2009 07:24 PM
there are resources for those without insurance
RE: Is this part of original injury - Cookiecrum - 11-17-2009 07:30 AM
I added it to my w/c case and I am glad I did. I have been so depressed since getting hurt and it has been getting worse and worse.
I take pills and at first noticed a difference but now not so much anymore.
RE: Is this part of original injury - capricorn - 11-17-2009 09:21 AM
Queen....have you been dx? If so you need to add this to your SSD application. I didn't add it to my WC because my PTSD goes back about 25 years and I didn't want them tearing my life apart or dragging me through the mud BUT it was in the front of my SSD application. I was approved in less than 60 days.
RE: Is this part of original injury - queenbee - 11-17-2009 02:03 PM
capricorn Wrote:Queen....have you been dx? If so you need to add this to your SSD application. I didn't add it to my WC because my PTSD goes back about 25 years and I didn't want them tearing my life apart or dragging me through the mud BUT it was in the front of my SSD application. I was approved in less than 60 days.
Since the psych was ordered by SS I assume they will have this info , I was already denied twice for my injuries and I do have a hearing in Dec with AlJ so I am hoping I get approved for medical help. At this point I am not strong enough to go thru them dragging me thru the mud I feel very fragile. Thank you very much for your reply.
RE: Is this part of original injury - capricorn - 11-17-2009 03:07 PM
That's why I didn't add it. I was having a nervous breakdown and was petrified of what the IC and their attorney would do to me. I was awarded SSD on the PTSD and MAjor Depressive Disorder. IF just for my injuries I would have been denied even though I applied at 54. Best of luck. HAng in there. It's tough and frustrating to say the least.