Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Compensation (PTSD)
Not all serious injuries are physical. For those that have been involved in an accident, or been through a traumatic experience, the psychological scars can be just as painful as the physical ones. Severe chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a devastating effect upon the injured person and their family and can be a highly debilitating long term illness. Experiencing very traumatic events can also lead to other serious psychiatric injury including Chronic Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Whether you have been involved in a road accident, serious rail accident, or served time in the military, your experiences may leave you with a severe psychiatric injury. Our serious injury solicitors can help with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric injury claims. Our solicitors use tried and trusted experts to help address the traumatic symptoms and the ongoing affects with the aim of assisting the injured person to improve their quality of life.
For free expert legal advice, fill in our online enquiry form or call on 0800 612 7340 (our lines are open 24 hours a day).
Serious psychiatric injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Our serious injury solicitors are experienced in severe psychiatric injury compensation claims, including:
- Moderate psychiatric damage
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Some psychiatric injuries (such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) are particularly common for the Armed Forces, police, fire brigade or ambulance workers, who are more likely to witness horrific accident scenes or injuries to their colleagues.
Symptoms of serious psychiatric injury
There are various different types of psychiatric injury that a person can suffer. It can be difficult to spot the symptoms of severe psychiatric injury, as the symptoms are rarely physical. For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric injuries, you should be aware of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, isolation, social withdrawal, insomnia, weight loss/gain and lack of motivation or concentration.
Starting a post traumatic stress disorder compensation claim
Freeclaim Solicitors have over 30 years’ experience in handling severe psychiatric injury compensation claims. It is a complex area of law and therefore, for anyone pursuing such a claim, be sure to check your solicitor has the specific expertise in this area.
We handle all psychiatric cases on a no win no fee basis; if we do not win your claim, you will not have to pay us a penny.
If you have suffered serious psychiatric injury or post traumatic stress disorder and you think you may be entitled to compensation, contact Freeclaim Solicitors today. You can call our 24 hour helpline on 0800 612 7340 or fill in our online enquiry form.
Freeclaim serious injury solicitors have experience in helping victims of psychiatric injury claim compensation. In one case, we successfully claimed £450,000 (after rejecting an initial compensation offer of £200,000) on behalf of our client who suffered chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder whilst serving as a soldier in the British Army. Our client was involved in a military incident where he lost consciousness whilst trying to save the life of an army colleague in a fire.
In another serious psychiatric injury claim, our client received £140,000 after suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and smoke inhalation during a fire whilst he was serving in the Armed Forces, which also caused a military colleague’s death.