While working as an assistant manager of a business in Conway, South Carolina, a woman was assaulted when a person attempted to rob the store. The robber hit the woman in the back of the head with a broomstick causing a concussion and later, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.)
After the injury, the woman filed a workers' compensation claim and hired Conway Workers' Compensation Attorney Dirk Derrick to handle her case. Because she suffered from extreme PTSD, she became unable to work from anxiety and fear. She had headaches and felt consistently irritable and easily angered as well as terrified to be alone. The woman also was unable to sleep well, or for more than 3-4 hours, throughout the night.
Her treatment after the accident included medical therapies for the post-concussive syndrome as well as psychiatric care for her PTSD. The doctors concluded that physically, she could maintain light duty work, but her job as a store associate required lifting and stocking of the shelves. Her PTSD symptoms limited her psychological ability to work.
The combination of these things made her totally vocationally disabled.
The Derrick Law Firm evaluated her medical records and how the incident would affect her future life. They were able to settle with workers' compensation for $96,500.
Workers' compensation can be a difficult process for those who do not know the laws and procedures. If you are seriously hurt at work, contact The Derrick Law Firm who has practiced personal injury law since 1991. They will never force you to make a quick settlement but will explain all of your options. Call today for your free case review, 843-248-7486.