Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) & Veterans

When a serviceman or woman experiences post-traumatic stress disorder resulting in ongoing disability, it is not uncommon to go through stages such as the following:

  • The affected person, the person's family, doctors and employers may identify problems as self-induced, such as developing drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Drug abuse may develop as a consequence of prescription drug use.
  • The person may be depressed or suicidal.
  • The person may go through inpatient or outpatient psychiatric care.
  • The person may have been given some psychiatric label such as bipolar.
  • The person may not be able to work at full capacity - or at all.

Are You a Veteran Unable to Work Because of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

When channels of help appear to be exhausted, the disabled service person may turn to a veterans' disability benefits attorney for help - a smart move. At Daisley Law Offices, P.C., we offer free initial consultations, and when we take a case, we do so on a contingency basis. We will not be paid until and unless past veterans' benefits are paid out.

Upon close examination of a service person's military records, we sometimes discover a key incident that was likely to have caused an undetected traumatic brain injury. Perhaps the person passed out while standing on concrete or was involved in a car accident. Although the person seemed to recover at the time, problems leading to post-traumatic stress disorder may sometimes be traced to such an event.

It is not uncommon for post-traumatic stress disorder to show up after release from military service. As long as we can demonstrate that a disability began within a year after service, there may be a strong case for disability benefits. Sometimes a client is already receiving some benefits, but should be receiving more with a more accurate disability rating designation.

Pursue the Compensation You Need and Deserve

We urge you not to blame yourself for the post-traumatic stress disorder that has kept you from moving on with your life after military service. We are prepared to advise you on the most likely routes to a successful benefit claim or appeal if we believe that you have a strong veterans' disability claim. Even if you are already receiving benefits, you may be entitled to a higher rating. Talk to us about how to get your case re-evaluated - perhaps resulting in an increase in benefit payments. Our goal is to help you recover the full benefits that you deserve.

Contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation and preliminary case review with our experienced North Carolina and South Carolina veterans' disability lawyer. We maintain offices in Charlotte, Fayetteville and Raleigh, for the convenience of our clients - or let us know if you would like an attorney to come to your location for a consultation.