The term “post traumatic stress disorder” is something we often hear associated with ex servicemen who have seen action in war torn areas. But did you know that this term can in fact be applied to anyone who has been involved in a traumatic incident that arose from a situation beyond their control? This includes accidents; car crashes, personal assaults, falls and even work related incidents. So if you have been considering making a compensation claim Whitley solicitors will also want to know how the incident has affected you mentally as well as physically.
The after effects of an accident.
Anyone will suffer a degree of shock following an accident. For many it passes quite quickly but for others an accident can leave underlying conditions that may take years to heal. If that condition affects their normal life then it is considered an after effect of stress and would be classed as PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In years gone by soldiers left the battlefield with something called “shell shock”. Modern experts now agree that a similar condition exists in people who have not only been involved in the battlefield but in other traumatic incidents also. Symptoms of PSTD include :
- Problems sleeping
- Flashbacks to the incident
- Tense muscles
- Anxiety, anger, guilt and depression.
This is a condition that makes it almost impossible for a person to live a normal life and if the incident happened at the hands of someone else then it is only right that they receive compensation for what they are going through.
Compensation claim in Whitley- getting help.
If you are suffering or know someone you believe to be suffering from PSTD then you need to get medical help as soon as possible. There is a range of treatments available from medication to therapy but all will be needed at some point to help the victim establish some kind of working life. Speaking to someone allows an instant relief as the sufferer feels that at last someone is trying to understand what they are going through.
Can you get help?
The answer to that is yes. Historically courts were reluctant to award compensation for this life-destroying condition but times are changing and many people are now making successful claims. What you need if you are to make a compensation claim in Whitley that is based on PSTD are the services of an excellent and experienced compensation claim provider. Accident Advice Helpline has been guiding people to successful claims for over fifteen years and in that time has dealt with every kind of scenario imaginable. You can speak to them twenty four hours a day seven days a week on 0800 689 0500 ( 0333 500 0993 from a mobile); they work alongside around two hundred legal partners all of whom work on a No win No fee basis and are there to help you get started on your compensation claim.
Don’t suffer in silence. Call them today.