Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental injury that results when a person's normal "fight-or-flight" response to a traumatizing event carries over into non-threatening or non-dangerous situations. A person with PTSD may feel fearful or stressed long after a frightening incident occurs. PTSD can affect your activities of daily living, your sleep, and even your work.
When an individual goes into work each day, particularly where manual labor is involved, it can be strenuous and grueling. It can at least be reassuring to know that after an injury workers' compensation may alleviate some of your concerns, especially monetarily.
A work environment should be one that is safe and secure, where employees can simply focus on the tasks to which they are assigned. If your job is not a typical day at the office behind a desk, but it is physically demanding, your chances of being injured are arguably greater.
When an explosion occurs at a workplace, the problem is generally approached on two levels. First, the injured workers in a North Carolina work accident or elsewhere are taken to safety and treated medically. The medical care of the injured is thus first priority. In that connection, each worker or his or her family should be fully informed of the procedures for collecting benefits under the workers' compensation program. That involves the filing of a workers' compensation claim form.