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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 psychiatric damage compensation

    When we think of personal injury claims, we normally think of physical injuries such as cuts, bruises and broken bones. But it may be that you’ve suffered a psychological injury rather than a physical one after being involved in a car crash or an accident at work. Awareness of psychological injuries is increasing, and with it, the number of successful claims for psychiatric damage compensation is also on the rise. This means that if you have suffered a psychological injury after your accident, there’s a good chance you will be eligible to make a claim for psychiatric damage compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.

    We’re experts at securing compensation for psychiatric conditions, which could help to cover your financial losses as well as the cost of any therapy or treatment you need now and in the future.

    Recognised psychiatric illnesses

    It may be that you have suffered both physical and psychological injuries after a car crash or workplace accident, but if you are considering making a claim for psychological injuries alone, you must have been diagnosed with a recognised psychiatric condition such as post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. Symptoms of psychological illnesses can include anxiety, low mood, nightmare or flashbacks, irritability and social isolation, and it’s important that you get the medical help you need if you are suffering from any of these symptoms after your accident.

    Why should you claim?

    The cost of therapy and treatment for psychiatric illnesses is a major reason to make a personal injury claim if you have been injured in an accident that was somebody else’s fault. For example, if you suffer from flashbacks and low mood after being involved in a car crash caused by a speeding driver, you could make a claim for compensation which could help you to pay for the treatment and therapy you need. Our experienced personal injury lawyers liaise with medical professionals to carefully assess each claim individually and make sure your settlement takes into account the cost of any treatment and therapy, as well as covering any financial losses you have suffered (such as loss of earnings).

    Why not call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim – you can call on behalf of an injured party if they are too unwell to call themselves. Our personal injury advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so you can find out more about what’s involved with making a 100% no win, no fee claim before you decide whether or not to go ahead.

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    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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