Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

WCB Coverage for PTSD (March 11)

For some workers, trauma is a workplace hazard.

If you are diagnosed by a psychologist or psychiatrist with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to job-related trauma, and you have WCB coverage, then you may qualify for compensation. This is the case whether the PTSD results from a single traumatic event, or, the cumulative effects of more than one traumatic event over time. 

Just as with other workplace injuries, the Workers’ Compensation Act sets out some timelines related to claims for compensation. It’s important that we receive the claim within a year of your diagnosis of PTSD. When the traumatic event or events actually occurred is not the important factor. However, even if it has been more than a year since you were diagnosed, please contact us to discuss whether you may qualify for benefits.

Learn more here – and please contact us if you have further questions about WCB coverage for PTSD.