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Psychiatric injuries compensation

Accidents can happen and we have all seen the consequences – a leg in a plaster cast, a bad burn or a scar, and in the most serious of cases, a person in a wheelchair. But often even in the most minor of incidents the mental anxiety, stress and trauma can be very distressing and difficult to cope with.

We recognise the often complex and difficult psychological problems that can follow any accident.

The reaction to the incident can have far reaching and very difficult problems for the victim. Such injuries are termed by doctors as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In order to successfully claim compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is most important to follow the proper process and obtain a medical assessment report from the most appropriate Doctor. This report is often used to support your claim for compensation.

We can help you receive immediate help and guidance through the whole process by putting you in touch with a compensation specialist who will review your matter completely free of charge, at absolutely no cost to you. All you have to do is complete our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.

Do I have Psychiatric Injuries? – Complete your FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.

Different people respond to accidents in different ways. Within any compensation award for personal injury there is an element that takes into account the fact that some psychiatric injury will have been suffered. However, where the psychiatric response to an accident is more serious than the norm additional compensation may be obtained.

Some classic symptoms that may indicate an appropriate additional compensation award include the following:

  • Avoiding discussing the accident;
  • Being very upset, usually in tears, when having to discuss the accident;
  • Sleeplessness and nightmares as a result of the accident;
  • Flashbacks;
  • Avoiding going anywhere near the place the accident occurred;
  • A breakdown in relationships with family and friends;
  • Heightened fear of travel, some examples of which include car, motorbike and airplanes;
  • Problems coping with work; and
  • Problems coping with life in general.

The overall level of injury can range from anything as simple as travel anxiety through to depression or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). GP's generally appear to be slow in identifying any psychiatric injury. A further difficulty in relation to psychiatric injury is that the person suffering from the injury is rarely conscious of the fact that that injury has been sustained, all they know is that life is not as good as it was before the accident.

What should I do?

Where a psychiatric injury may be an issue it is important that it is addressed at an early stage. The sooner treatment is obtained the more likely a full recovery will occur. By completing our confidential and FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form, we can help you seek immediate legal help and assistance from a compensation specialist who will review your matter completely free of charge – at no cost to you.

If you have suffered psychiatric injuries you could be entitled to a significant compensation payout. By completing your FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form, you will find out whether you have a claim for personal injury compensation. Our no obligation service is completely FREE of charge. There are time limits for the making of compensation claims. So don’t wait till it’s too late. Take advantage of our free service and complete your FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form, now!

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