As someone who has struggled with the trauma of a workplace accident, you may have trouble with emotional disturbances that make it hard for you to work. Maybe you have flashbacks or trouble sleeping at night; You might have panic attacks on the job or be exhausted.
In your situation, it's important to know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) does recognize mental health disorders for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit applications. If you cannot work because of your mental health condition, you can seek help benefits from SSD, so you can focus on your health instead of struggling to work when it's nearly impossible for you to do so.
Physical and psychological injuries are both significantly impactful on a person's life. Psychological health concerns can also be physically damaging to your health over time. For this reason, the SSA does recognize that some people need support to overcome these health conditions.
How can you obtain SSD benefits for mental health conditions?
You'll need to fill out an application. This application is often rejected the first time, so it's important to fill it out as accurately as possible and to provide as much information as you can about your condition and how it affects your life.
While many people try to submit applications on their own, you'll have a better chance of success on your first submission if you work with your attorney to submit the right information. That way, you'll know that the form is submitted without errors that could delay your SSD approval and delay the benefits that you need.