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Are stress and distress considered in an accident claim?


Many people find the period of time after an accident a very uncertain one, and as a result, there are a lot of questions about accident, injury and making a personal injury claim that need to be addressed. One of the most common question asked by people when it comes to claiming is are stress and distress considered in an accident claim?

The answer to this question is ‘yes’ – but it comes with a number of possible complications and considerations.


Are stress and distress considered in an accident claim?

Emotional stress and distress aren’t as visible and apparent as physical injuries, but that does not mean they are insignificant or inconsequential. In fact, stress and distress can have a very real effect on your everyday life in various ways, such as:

  • Being unable to complete daily tasks due to anxiety
  • Insomnia and fatigue from worry or stress
  • Illness from poor eating or loss of appetite
  • Suffering depression due to the intensity of the accident

As well as many other effects.

When you begin your claim, you should let your solicitor know as much as you can about the stress and distress you have felt as a result of your accident and injury, as well as providing as much detail as possible about how the psychological suffering you have faced has impacted your daily life. They will then be able to advise you on how your case should be represented, and what evidence you could supply to help you get the compensation you deserve for the stress and distress you suffered.

If you have suffered severe stress and distress from an accident and wish to make a claim for compensation, get in touch with the personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline today.


Get help with an accident claim from Accident Advice Helpline

As a law firm that has specialised in accident claims for over ten years, Accident Advice Helpline has all the requisite knowledge and experience needed to make your claim a success. Our in-house team of solicitors will do everything they can to make sure you succeed – including maximising the amount of compensation you can potentially win and advising you on the best course of action to take when you’ve faced stress and distress because of an accident and injury. We work ‘no win no fee‘ – so there’s no upfront fee to pay to start your claim, and you won’t need to worry about solicitors’ fees if you don’t win your claim.

Phone Accident Advice Helpline today by dialling 0800 689 5659.