How to find out an estimate of your compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
When something dreadful happens to a person such as a violent knife attack, a serious car accident or being in a war they can suffer after the event. This is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is a psychological condition which can happen to anyone of any age who has had a dreadful experience. Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can happen directly after the frightening experience or they can take years to manifest themselves.
Unfortunately, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was not recognised until after World War I when a large number of soldiers relived their memories of the atrocities in the trenches in their minds. At the time it was referred to as ‘shell shock’ or ‘battle fatigue syndrome’. These days it is a recognised syndrome and there are a variety of ways to treat it.
Nightmares and flashbacks
Symptoms can include: headaches, stomach and chest pains; nightmares and flashbacks to the incident; shaking and sweating; dependency on alcohol and other drugs; severe depression, anxiety and other phobias; feeling detached from those around you; concentration difficulties; lack of sleep; sudden outbursts of anger and lack of sleep.
If you think that you are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, you should seek medical attention immediately. After that, you may want to find out about compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The first step you should take is to telephone Accident Advice Helpline which is a compensation provider for personal injury compensation. We were established in 2000 and has helped thousands of people to win compensation for their personal injuries.
A 30-second test
First of all a trained adviser will guide you through a 30-second test which will identify whether a solicitor is likely to represent you. As each case is individual, it is difficult to give you an amount of compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder here and that is why you should speak to a trained adviser at Accident Advice Helpline. An online calculator will be used to estimate your personal compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder if an accident solicitor takes your case on and wins. This would be on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Essentially, if you wish to get an estimate of your compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline immediately. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from your mobile call on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 2nd September 2013
Author: David Brown