Thank you for your response. If your psychiatrist has proved the mental stress, then you have one peice of evidence that helps establish your case.
Your original question was "what can I do to get a lawyer for this case." You stated that you've talked to 20 lawyers and they have all turned you down. If you came to my office and told me that, I would also be very skeptical of your case. Also, many lawyers simply don't want to handle a mental stress injury case because the likelihood of recovery is simply too small. In other words, even if your damages are high, you will have a harder time winning your case. This is because the law in Louisiana was written to make a mental injury case more difficult to recover on than a physical injury case. The burden is much higher for you, and this increases your likelihood of loosing. There's nothing you can do about that.
The only thing you really can do is to present the case in a logical manner to a lawyer to persuade the lawyer to take the case (assuming that you don't want to pay a lawyer an hourly fee to handle your case).
You would do this by:
1. Having a precise and concise statement of what your injury is, how you were injured, and when you were injured.
2. What your average weekly wage is
3. A timeline of your disability - i.e., when it started, whether you have reached maximum medical improvement
4. The records supporting your medical treatment with clear explanations from your doctors in written form explaining your injury and linking it causally to something at your work.
5. whether you were ever totally disabled (cannot work),
6. whether there are any permanent injuries that are left by your disability,
7. whether you were partially disabled, whether your total and permanent disability has left you unable to work or only unable to perform certain tasks.
If you can answer these questions, then you can take your answers to a lawyer and explain to them to try and persuade them to take your case.