You may be able to include finger amputation counselling within a personal injury claim if medical reports show you have developed a psychiatric condition as a result of a finger amputation. Accident Advice Helpline are highly adept at handling such cases. Why is that? Well, maybe because we have come to the conclusion that admitting the devastating physical effects of an injury without considering the psychological and emotional impact is unfair to victims.
Counselling for psychiatric injury
A psychiatric injury describes a certain behaviour that prevents people from coping with everyday life, social situations and work commitments. Some people may develop a certain psychiatric illness as a result of a traumatic event, such as an accident. Once a psychiatric condition is diagnosed, specialists recommend therapy, including counselling, in order to help the person fight and eventually, defeat his or her illness. Typically, amputees can claim counselling for a series of psychiatric illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, and even “phantom limb” syndrome.
Compensation amounts for psychiatric injury claims
As with any other personal injury claim, psychiatric injury compensation awards depend on the severity of the psychiatric illness. When assessing the severity of your condition, the medical and legal experts at Accident Advice Helpline will take into account your ability to cope with work and life, the effect of the psychological harm on your familial relationships and friendships, prognosis and potential future vulnerability and the extent to which counselling and medication would be successful.
Depending on all these factors, your claim may be worth between £800 and £3,250 for minor psychiatric harm, which gives people partial ability to cope with life and work; between £3,250 and £10,500 for moderate psychiatric illness, which prevents the injured parties from coping with life and work events, although they may show improvement by trial; between £10,500 and £30,000 for moderately severe illness, which comes along with more severe symptoms that hinder individuals from coping with life and work almost completely; and between £30,000 and £63,000 for the most severe psychiatric conditions, which are characterised by very poor prognosis over the long term.
Claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
If you intend to include finger amputation counselling in your claim, we are here to help. Our personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline are highly experienced at working on different types of personal injury claims resulting from road accidents, accidents at work, medical malpractice, and so on. In addition, we will appoint you the most appropriate legal expert who has a vast experience in dealing with amputation claims.
All of our professionals are doing everything they can to offer the best representation to our clients. You can be sure that your solicitor will fight for your legal rights and will obtain the highest compensation award available for you. To find out more about our services at Accident Advice Helpline, we invite you to contact us as soon as you are ready to talk about your case.
Date Published: May 4, 2014
Author: David Brown