Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cannot be classified as physical injury, the people suffering from this condition may file a claim for compensation. Most people who are involved in an accident will suffer a degree of shock, which, more often than not, leads to PTSD. Sometimes, the witnesses of unfortunate events, such as an accident or assault, can develop this disorder, even though they have not been physically injured. If you have also been diagnosed with this condition, it is very important to know that numerous organisations and specialists are ready to offer you counselling for post traumatic stress disorder.
Can you claim the cost of treatment for post traumatic stress disorder?
PTSD is a very serious condition, especially because it causes a variety of mental and physical symptoms, such as flashbacks, nightmares, concentration difficulties, lack of sleep, depression, phobias, headaches, and even stomach and chest pain, to name a few. Considering that special therapies can help you defeat this distressing disorder, getting counselling for PTSD as soon as practically possible is very important.
Since there is a lengthy waiting list for PTSD therapies on the NHS, the only thing you can do to get treatment as soon as possible is to opt for private psychologists, who are qualified to perform PTSD therapies. If you consider that the cost per private therapy session is around £100, and, depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may need between six and twelve sessions, you will probably want to find out if you can include counselling for post traumatic stress disorder in your claim.
Similarly to the medical expenses associated with other types of injuries, the cost of counselling for PTSD can be fully included within a claim. Furthermore, we, the personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline, are ready to offer you all the support that you need to file your claim.
Making your compensation claim for post traumatic stress disorder
Although we are here to help you make a compensation claim for the physical, emotional, and mental trauma you have suffered due to someone else’s fault, there are a few things you need to know about the legal procedures with which your claim must comply.
Firstly, we can file a compensation claim on your behalf only if your disorder is the direct result of a traumatic event, for which you cannot be held responsible. Secondly, your claim is going to be successful only if you have reported the incident and co-operated with the police to apprehend the suspect. If you comply with these two requirements, you have a great chance to get appropriate compensation.
Our personal injury solicitors are experts in personal injury cases. This means that they know how to handle different types of injury claims, including those relating to post traumatic stress disorder. They can help you to claim and receive the right compensatory award for your pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and medical expenses. To make your claim today, we invite you to call us on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our friendly advisers. Alternatively, you can use the compensation calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website and provide us with the details of your case and one of our specialists will contact you shortly.
Date Published: December 15, 2013
Author: David Brown