PTSD is a serious condition prevalent among service personnel and overseas contract workers alike. The psychological impact of a stressing environment or traumatic event can have far-reaching effects on individuals as well as their family and friends. For overseas contractors, PTSD can arise from a multitude of circumstances and affect all types of support, technical and field staff. Additionally, since symptoms of PTSD may not be fully apparent or pronounced, some individuals decide to delay treatment or avoid it altogether due to stigma. Some individuals may decide to forego filing a Defense Base Act claim due to time passed since working overseas or because they are unsure on how to approach the matter of seeking treatment. Contact Thomas Barnes at Barnes Law Firm for a confidential consultation of your claim.