Am I eligible for disability benefits if I can no longer work due to a panic/anxiety disorder that I was diagnosed with by my psychiatrist over 10 years ago? I can no longer keep up with the company’s high demands, increasing work load and responsibility with unrealistic goals, constant daily overbooking causing unbearable stress? They are compromising my not only my health but also my ability to get out on time to make sure I’m there for my child. My work conditions at work are causing my condition to get worse. I can no longer go on like this. My psychiatrist and I have a very good relationship, he knows I’m a hard worker and Is willing to back me.
I would start by contacting a local workers compensation specialist or Social Security disability lawyer. Psychiatric/stress claims are difficult to prove and are very fact specific. You can use the find a lawyer feature on the AVVO home page.
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I agree with Mr. Clancy. Psych claims are hard to prove because, generally, you can’t see them. Use the “Find a Lawyer” tab at the top of this page to find a top rated WC lawyer in Tampa.
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