Psychological trauma following an accident
Whilst there are some mental illnesses which are caused by an imbalance of hormones or are simply natural for the person living with them, others are the result of a traumatic experience. These symptoms are often known as psychological trauma and these may result in a compensation claim in Stoke Bishop.
In the past, many doctors were only concerned with treating the physical symptoms of an accident, such as broken bones, bruises and burns. However, as more becomes known about the psychological after effects of a traumatic experience – which can have long lasting consequences – more is being done about soothing and treating them.
In turn, as the symptoms and damage of the trauma is more widely known, as is the need for people who have suffered these symptoms as a result of accidents to make a compensation claim in Stoke Bishop for their suffering.
Compensation claim in Stoke Bishop for psychological trauma
If you have suffered psychological trauma as a result of an accident or incident which you did not cause within the last 3 years, then you may have the right to make a compensation claim in Stoke Bishop.
Psychological symptoms are not as easy to prove as physical symptoms and as such many people suffering are hesitant about making their compensation, simply because they don’t have the confidence, or knowledge of the legal system to make their claim. However, with the right support from Accident Advice Helpline who have over 15 years’ experience in supporting and making compensation claims on behalf of people just like you, your compensation claim for psychological trauma could be fast, painless and reward you and your family with the compensation you deserve.
What is psychological trauma?
Psychological trauma occurs when the brain is unable to cope with the after effects of a traumatic event. This may involve an accident or threat to your safety. Psychological trauma can happen to anyone and every person who is involved in an accident may be vulnerable to the aftereffects.
Certain circumstances may make a person more likely to suffer from psychological trauma. These may include:
- The event happened unexpectedly
- The person was unprepared
- The person felt powerless to do anything
However, not all people react in the same way to the same stimuli. Therefore certain factors such as existing stress, depression or other adverse circumstances may make some people more susceptible to the risk of psychological damage.
This kind of trauma may cause a variety of symptoms. These may include:
- Shock or denial
- Anger or mood swings
- Guilt and self blame
- Anxiety and fear
- Withdrawal and agoraphobia
Moving through psychological trauma
As a result of their suffering, many people may need extensive treatment to recover, however there are also those who will never fully recover. In either case, your psychological suffering deserves to be recognised in the form of a compensation claim. Such a claim could give you the financial peace of mind you need as you recover. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to one of our advisers. Call us now to register your compensation claim in Stoke Bishop.
Date Published: 20th August 2013
Author: David Brown