PTSD Question

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:36

I had a traumatic accident falling off a roof and onto a driveway. I sustained a vertebral compression fracture, fractured wrist, and a fractured talus that made my foot dislocate by nearly 180 degrees (i.e. the sole of the foot was facing up rather than down).

I still find myself suddenly feeling the edge of the roof creeping up my legs and torso as I slowly slipped off, the free fall sensations, impact and resulting skeletal rattling, the rubbery rub of my ankle cartilage as I turned my foot back to the normal direction, and the pain of traveling nearly 200 miles to the trauma center. It recurs every day for me but only once a week does it strike me so hard as to interfere with work. I find it has been increasing but slowly.

Would this be covered as PTSD in SSDI?

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:18 Permalink

That's exactly what has been happening to me after a number of traumatic experience

Leonidas S Borbajo (not verified)
Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:25 Permalink

I retired from the Navy after 26 of continued service with no broken service from active duty. I had served during the Vietnam conflict without serving in country and had serve in between some conflicts. I was part of the First Responder in the Desert Shield and worked in the flight deck of an Aircraft Carrier. I am an aircraft mechanic, flight deck coordinator, maintenance department supervisor, enlisted flight crew. I had seen a lot of aviation accidents in my career.. would I qualify for PTSD benefits since I am diagnosed with this illness and some other illnesses in addition and it is documented as service connection.


In reply to by Leonidas S Borbajo (not verified)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Hi Leonidas,
Thank you for your service. You may qualify for that condition if you are able to provide documentation of it and that is affects your ability to work.

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