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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can claims be only for physical damage?


    Generally, when you consider claiming personal injury compensation, it is usually after experiencing accidents such as slips, trips and falls; the emphasis very much lies on the aftermath of physical damage.

    That being said, there are times when accidents, be it a road collision, accident at work, or a fall in public, can leave deeper scars than physical damage. Sometimes, our personal injuries affect our mental health, causing severe distress and a depressive state, which may be invisible to others who don’’t know the struggle faced each day.

    Claiming for beyond physical damage

    When you consider claiming personal injury compensation for the physical damage you sustained, whether you experienced a slip, fall or an accident abroad, it is important that you take into account the entirety of the effect this has had on you as a person. This includes your mental health.

    While some physical damage such as brain injury does increase the risk of sustaining mental health issues such as clinical depression, at times you may simply feel low or anxious, depending on the experience you have suffered.

    It may not be that you have a diagnosed mental health condition. Perhaps you simply feel anxious about driving, unable to commute to work for fear of travelling by car after a road accident. Maybe you are low following an accident at work, you fear that you will no longer be able to undertake the duties required and this is acting as black cloud over your spirits.

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    Whatever the situation surrounding your accident, the physical damage and the psychological aspects too, Accident Advice Helpline can assist with your personal injury claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    At Accident Advice Helpline we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury compensation. No matter whether you experienced a fall in a public area, an accident at work, or a road traffic accident, whatever the basis of your case, we can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for both the physical damage and psychological distress you have endured.

    For more information and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’’s more, there’’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following the call.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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