Would you know how you develop anxiety? Since some anxiety claims are made every year, it is logical to assume some cases of anxiety develop following accidents that cause injury, and after being subjected to stressful and overwhelming situations at work. Anxiety is a debilitating condition to suffer from, and it can ruin lives. If you were previously outgoing and relatively worry-free, it can be enormously upsetting to find yourself afflicted by anxiety because of an accident or situation caused by a third party – something you should not have been subjected to. It is this type of situation that can potentially lead to anxiety claims.
The symptoms of anxiety can vary from one person to another, but they are broadly the same across the spectrum. For example, a rising sense of panic you cannot control, shallow breathing, a sense of dread, and feeling clammy, are all typical symptoms you may experience. Not everyone gets all these symptoms, and some may get symptoms that are not mentioned here. Other symptoms you may not be aware of include tingling – like pins and needles – in your hands or feet or arms, and a feeling of being detached from your surroundings. Even if you recognise the symptoms of anxiety, it can be very difficult to cope with them and recover from them.
While some people suffer from anxiety for many other reasons, it is understandable to suffer from it following an accident or other situation. For example, if you were driving and your car was struck by another vehicle, with that driver at fault, you could well suffer from anxiety when you get back in your car again in the future. Another example would be to suffer from anxiety when going to work, if you have been subjected to stressful situations there and your employer did nothing to prevent them or to risk assess your job to reduce the odds of this occurring.
While physical injuries are visible and easier to claim for if someone else caused them, anxiety claims can be more difficult to assess. After all, you have no physical injuries to take photos of, or tangible proof to provide. That’s why you should seek help from your GP from the moment you first suffer from anxiety symptoms. The sooner you get help, the better the chance you have of conquering it. But at least you will then have an official diagnosis, and that can make it easier to claim.
Treatment for anxiety
Treating anxiety can be done by taking medication, and by seeking counselling. Some people eventually get the better of their anxiety, while others find it much harder to handle the symptoms they feel. Sometimes, a combination of medication and counselling can be the best approach to take, as can identifying the trigger behind the anxiety.
If a trigger is identified, i.e. a lack of help and support at work, or an accident, it can provide a solution to coping with the anxiety. However, it may take months if not years before someone is fully recovered, and in some instances, people with anxiety may never get rid of it completely. A lot depends on the individual and the trigger.
In cases where anxiety claims are made, people usually receive compensation following successful claims that considers their individual circumstances. For example, this will assess the degree of the symptoms and the condition, and what the likely prognosis might be for the future. Your lawyer will help you understand how this works, and what you should expect if you do go ahead and make a claim. Sometimes, it can be easier to understand what to expect when claiming for physical injuries than for psychological and emotional ones. Getting expert legal advice as quickly as you can will help you understand what might happen and when. And of course, if you have proof of your anxiety as diagnosed by your GP, you will find it far easier to press ahead with your claim.
We can reveal more about anxiety claims today
No one wants to make anxiety claims, but if you’ve developed anxiety at work, or you developed it following an accident you were not to blame for, claiming for anxiety may be on your mind. The long term effects of anxiety can be harrowing, because it can make it harder for you to go out, to do your work, and to do many of the things other people take for granted. You simply never know whether counselling or medication will provide the best solution for you. It can be a rough situation to find yourself in, and knowing you did nothing to deserve it can make it worse. You may feel upset and emotional, and every day could be very uncertain for you, especially as you could be faced with anxiety or a panic attack, or have a better day. You simply never know what you could expect next from it.
Call today for the help you need
Even if you do get over it, you may be able to prove someone else was negligent in creating the situation that led to your condition to begin with. If so, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500, or by calling from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our advisors are ready to provide a wealth of experience and no-obligation advice concerning the cost of claiming for anxiety – and you will see we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, too.
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