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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

    The emotional impact of faulty product mishaps

    Injuries by faulty products, like those sustained by slips, trips and falls (or indeed any other kind of accident) can and will affect your daily life. Depending on the severity of the personal injury you sustained, it may mean having to take time off work. In addition to your income subsequently decreasing, you may also find yourself in a situation where trips to hospitals and rehabilitation; parking fees, specialist aids and services or perhaps even nursing care add further financial burdens to an already stressful situation.

    Emotional consequences

    Added to the initial trauma of the accidental injury, this kind of stress greatly increases the chances of experiencing anxiety and depression. Symptoms of emotional distress, anxiety and depressions typically include:

    • Declining cognitive functions
    • Decreasing sexual activity
    • Disturbed sleep
    • Increasing use of non-prescription and prescription drugs
    • Noticeable changes in your temperament (increase in occasions of loss of patience or temper, etc)

    Members of your family, and especially children, may also experience some or all of these symptoms as they watch their loved one suffer.

    Quality of life

    In short, an injury by faulty product; a slip, trip or fall; a car accident or an accident at work can all have a severe detrimental effect on your emotional health and that of your family. Uncertainty, financial instability and an overall decline in your family’s quality of life can take its toll at the best of times. Combined with depression and anxiety, they can make recovery hard, if not almost impossible. It is therefore, vitally important to discuss any signs of emotional issues with your doctor and get appropriate help (support and counselling) as soon as you notice them within yourself or a member of your family.

    Easing financial burdens

    It will also help to know that you may be entitled to claim for personal injury compensation. While this will in no way speed your recovery from the physical injury or even some of the psychological and emotional effects, claiming for compensation will at least help ease the financial burden a little.

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    How to claim

    Claiming faulty product compensation is made easier by Accident Advice Helpline. Advisors are available 24 hours a day via a Freephone number on 0800 689 0500. Calls are strictly confidential, and your claim will be processed by experienced in-house, no win no fee** lawyers. This law firm has been securing compensation for accident victims since the year 2000, so you can rest assured that your lawyer will have the necessary experience and knowledge to efficiently deal with your case.

    Date Published: February 27, 2015

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.