Whenever you read about an accident that someone has suffered, it is usually filled with facts about the accident itself and the injuries that the person has sustained. It does not often reveal what happens afterwards, such as the mental trauma they can experience.
Mental trauma after an accident is perfectly understandable, but is hard to imagine unless you have been through something similar yourself. It can present itself in a variety of situations, although you may well feel it more acutely if the accident you had was not caused by you. For example, you may have been in a car accident for which the other driver was the cause or experienced an accident at work as a consequence of negligence by your employer. Accident Advice Helpline have come across many instances of both.
How does mental trauma after an accident affect an individual?
It can affect a person in many ways. For example, they may feel stressed, depressed and anxious; they may be unable to focus on everyday events; they may have trouble working or doing anything in their personal life. As such, it can lead to many problems which can hang around long after any physical injuries have been repaired.
Mental trauma cannot be ignored or treated casually. Instead, it should be treated with the same care and attention with which any physical injuries are treated. Our experts have spoken to many victims of accidents who have experienced severe mental trauma for some months afterwards.
The last thing on anyone’s mind after an accident would be to think about receiving compensation for it. However, in cases where someone has been injured as a result of someone else being negligent in some way, this is something that should be focused on.
Accident Advice Helpline have more than 15 years’ experience in this field. We have supported many individuals and provided extensive information and insight into a variety of situations. We have contacts with many professional injury compensation lawyers, one of whom may be the ideal person to help you. Call us on 0800 689 0500 today for free to see whether your situation might warrant a no win no fee* claim. If so, you could seek compensation for mental and physical injuries you sustained within the last three years.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Psychological injury claims