You may already have heard of PTSD. The letters stand for post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can be experienced by anyone who has been through a traumatic experience. This can include an accident where you may have suffered an injury. For example you might have an accident at work or be involved in a car accident of some kind.
In these situations it isn’t just a case of being treated for any physical injuries you may have experienced. You might also find you are left with mental trauma, stress and anxiety because of what has happened to you. This can have just as profound an effect as suffering from a physical injury.
Is it possible to claim PTSD injury compensation?
PTSD can be a severe condition and one that is difficult to cope with. You may find you cannot live your life the way you normally would. If you are involved in a car accident for example, you may find you cannot get in a car again for quite a while afterwards. Being out on the road could be frightening if you have already been involved in an impact of some kind.
Similarly, an accident at work may leave you unable to return to work, at least for some time. You may not be able to walk back into the area where the accident happened, or do the tasks you were doing at the time it occurred. Add in the possibility of flashbacks, bad dreams and all manner of other problems and you can see why claiming PTSD injury compensation can be a good idea.
Should you call us?
Any accident could change your life. However, even if you make a full recovery from your physical injuries in good time, the same may not be said of your mental injuries. Make sure you get professional legal advice on a no-obligation basis as soon as possible. This will help you understand where you stand and whether you have a good chance of winning a sum in compensation for your condition.
We would encourage you to call us here at Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about post-traumatic stress disorder compensation claims. One of our lawyers may be well-positioned to help you seek compensation for the upset, stress and trauma you have suffered through no fault of your own.
Date Published: October 22, 2015
Author: Rob Steen