Psychological injury claims and psychiatric injury claims are more common than most people realise, and are wide ranging in severity. At TRUE Solicitors LLP, we see minor cases of travel anxiety following road traffic accidents, through to severe cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following life threatening accidents.
In most cases, clients suffer physical injuries as well as psychological injuries. Where there is no physical injury then in order to claim compensation it is usually necessary for the psychological symptoms to amount to a recognised diagnosable psychological condition. Examples of recognised diagnosable psychological conditions are:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Adjustment Disorders
- Specific Phobias
TRUE Solicitors LLP understand that people react in different ways following an accident or traumatic event, and while one person may not be too badly affected psychologically, someone else may find a similar event psychologically debilitating.
Symptoms may include travel anxiety resulting in the client avoiding driving or being a passenger in a vehicle, depression caused by the impact of injuries on day to day life, lack of motivation, sleep disturbance, flashbacks and nightmares.
There are various treatments available to help clients overcome psychological symptoms, such as counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing). TRUE Solicitors have access to experts nationwide who can help our clients with a specific treatment plan.
If you have suffered a psychological injury following an accident or traumatic event that was not your fault, TRUE Solicitors LLP has the expertise in psychological injury claims to ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses. Compensation could include:
- Compensation for your injuries, including for the effect the injuries had on your life.
- The earnings or income you lost whilst unable to work.
- Any medical expenses (e.g. treatment and rehabilitation costs).
- Any travel costs (e.g. attending rehabilitation, medical appointments etc.).
So if you or someone you know has suffered a psychological or psychiatric injury, contact us now on 0844 854 7000 for free, impartial advice about psychological injury claims and compensation. Alternatively you can submit a free, no obligation enquiry via the form on our website or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you without delay to discuss your claim.
Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service means there is no financial risk to you.
Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.
Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.
Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.
How Long Will My Claim Take?
The length of psychological injury claims depend on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward psychological injury claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.