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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

    How to claim mental trauma compensation


    Being involved in any kind of accident is obviously not a pleasant experience. However we tend to think only of the physical injuries we might suffer in this situation and not the mental effects it may also have on us.

    If you are involved in an accident that was caused by someone else – no matter what the exact situation might be – you will likely have the shock, upset and pain to deal with. Your first thought may be of seeking medical advice for your injuries, but it may not be until later that you start to realise you have been affected mentally as well. You may feel very upset and emotional regarding the incident. This can have a major effect on your ability to get on with your life.

    Feeling fragile

    Some people need professional assistance to recover from trauma such as this. Just as you would need medical assistance to recover from physical injuries, so you would need assistance for mental anguish and upset as well. Not only can mental trauma have a major effect on your life, you may also need time off work and time to see a specialist to seek treatment as well.

    All these elements can be borne in mind when you are considering making a mental trauma compensation claim. Even though you may not see these types of injury, an accident or injury caused by someone else over which you had no control can cause mental injuries that can be potentially quite severe.

    Find out if you could claim mental trauma compensation

    You may not initially think about the likelihood of claiming any compensation. However the more you realise how your experience has affected you, the more you will understand why claiming compensation could be a very good idea.

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    To find out more about your own unique situation, you may call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our number is completely free to call on 0800 689 0500. We provide no-obligation advice and can assess whether we think you could win a compensation claim.

    We have lawyers standing by who may be able to take on your case on your behalf. The whole process could be a lot easier than you might think. Contact us today to find out whether you are in a good position to win a claim for mental trauma you have suffered following a recent accident.

    Date Published: October 22, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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