You may be of the opinion that personal injury claims are for a bodily injury only – for someone in plaster because they have broken their leg in an accident that was not their fault. In fact, personal injury claims are not just for a bodily injury – they are for psychological injuries as well. Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm that can help with a claim for a bodily injury or for a psychological injury. Here are a few examples.
Bodily injury claim following a road traffic accident
Accident Advice Helpline helps many people who have been injured in road traffic accidents that were not their fault. Perhaps another driver was not concentrating or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and crashed their car into yours. You would probably be making your claim for a bodily injury from their motor insurance policy.
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to show that the other driver was at fault for the accident and will negotiate a sum of money that will be given to you – this is the compensation. Some cases take longer than others to resolve but Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyers will work very hard to sort things out as quickly as they can for you. You will get money for your bodily injury (for example whiplash) and for the money that you have lost because you are injured.
Psychological personal injury claims
Psychological injuries can be harder to understand because you cannot see them but this does not stop their effect from being very serious. Sometimes a psychological injury accompanies a bodily injury – you may suffer both in an accident that was not your fault. You may have whiplash and some cuts and bruises after a road traffic accident and also suffer from depression and anxiety after the accident.
The anxiety may be specifically related to travelling or driving or it may be more generalised. These symptoms can affect your sleep patterns and your ability to work and conduct your normal daily tasks such as looking after your children or going shopping. You can claim for psychological injuries as part of your personal injury claim and Accident Advice Helpline can help with this.
Not all psychological issues arise following an accident. The workplace can cause psychological symptoms of stress amongst employees and this should be taken seriously by employers.
If they have not put systems in place to help employees deal with stressful jobs then those employees may be able to make a personal injury claim. If you think that you have been made psychologically unwell by your employment then ring Accident Advice Helpline and have an informal chat with the friendly, professional advisers – they may be able to help you.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: Sharon Parry