When you think about the training and real-life exercises soldiers go through as part of their day-to-day lives, you may focus on the physical hardship. However, mental health is equally important. Even if you survive the gruelling physical challenges, there’s no saying that you’ll escape unscathed. It is very common for members of the military to develop psychological illnesses as a result of the experiences they have been through. If you have a military psychological injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Can I claim compensation for a military psychological injury?
When you hear about military personnel claiming injury compensation you may assume that the majority of cases relate to severe physiological injuries. In the last few years, however, there has been a significant increase in the number of people coming forward and seeking help for psychological injuries. If you’ve witnessed horrifying events or you’ve lost friends or family members as a result of a conflict, these experiences can haunt you. Most commonly, when you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you suffer from nightmares and flashbacks, which can make day-to-day life unbearable.
If you’ve sustained a military psychological injury, and you were not at fault for your injuries, you have a right to claim compensation.
How to claim compensation for a psychological illness
When you claim compensation for a psychological injury, your case will be treated in the same way as a physical injury. When evaluating your case, the impact of the injury will be examined carefully. Perhaps you’ve had to give up your job, and you’ve suffered financially. Or maybe your personal relationships have suffered. The effects of the injury will be taken into account to determine whether your case is successful. How much your psychological injury compensation payout could be worth will also be determined through this.
If you’re thinking about making a claim for a psychological injury, call Accident Advice Helpline for more information and advice. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will guide you through the claims process step by step. We handle every aspect of your claim, so you can focus solely on your recovery. With more than 15 years of experience in the personal injury claims industry, we pride ourselves on offering an efficient, hassle-free service. We have established a reputation built on reliability and professionalism, and we’ll do everything we can to maximise your chances of making a successful injury claim.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice