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Steve McCourt

Personal Injury Solicitor (Road Traffic Accidents)

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Psychological Injuries

If you’ve been involved in a life threatening accident it is not just the physical injuries that can impact your day to day life. Many people who have suffered due to an accident at work, a road traffic accident, or medical negligence also effected by psychological injuries.

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.
If you have suffered psychological injuries as a result of an accident that was not your fault, TRUE can help to get the compensation you need to help you get on the road to recovery.

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What are common psychological injuries?

In most cases, clients suffer physical injuries as well as psychological injuries. Where there is no physical injury 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:

1. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
2. Adjustment Disorders
3. Specific Phobias
4. Depression

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.

What are the symptoms of psychological injuries?

Symptoms of psychological injuries may include:

• Travel anxiety resulting in avoiding driving or being a passenger in a vehicle.
• Depression caused by the impact of injuries on day to day life and lack of motivation.
• Sleep disturbance, flashbacks and nightmares.
• Anxiety
• A growing reliance on drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism.

What treatments are available for psychological injuries?

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.

What can I claim compensation for if I have suffered from psychological injuries?

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.).

How much will my claim be worth?

The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:

• The severity of your psychological injuries.
• How your life has been affected by the psychological injury.
• Your future care and support needs.
• Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose as a result of the injury (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).

How much will it cost to make a claim?

TRUE Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, so there is no financial risk to you. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation amount that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25% of your compensation.

So if you or someone you know has suffered a psychological or psychiatric injury, contact us now on 0344 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 info@true.co.uk. We will contact you without delay to discuss your claim.

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Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service means there is no financial risk to you.


Our Process

1

Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.

2

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.

3

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.

Steve McCourt

Personal Injury Solicitor (Road Traffic Accidents)

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Please Note: Estimate amounts are guidelines only. Your injury and recovery are as individual as you are. The amounts are guideline amounts only and any settlement will be based upon the evidence of medical practitioners.
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