Identify trauma in a child
After an accident or serious incident, it is natural to feel traumatised and you may need help with a claim in Llandrindod Wells. It can be far more upsetting if you feel that your child may have also be traumatised by the event, and if you don’t know for sure, this can raise your stress levels as well. Any serious accident or incident should be considered a possibility for trauma in a child, but you should also be aware that in many cases, children are far more resilient than adults, and that your child may well be feeling better than you are.
Know what may be traumatic for a child
Situations that can be traumatic for a child may not feel traumatic for an adult and vice versa. Generally, if a child feels that their life, or the lives of those close to them are threatened, they may feel traumatised afterwards. Similarly, any event which made a child feel very vulnerable is one which may have been traumatic for them.
Work out whether you are suffering from PTSD
If you are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, then it is far more likely that your child will feel a similar way. Children are quite good at picking up the signals of others, especially their parents and other family members. If you feel that an event has caused you to suffer from PTSD, then get your child seen by a doctor as well as yourself.
Know what the symptoms are
There are a number of symptoms which a child may exhibit if they are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, including:
- Becoming easily upset over seemingly insignificant events
- Crying and complaining more than usual
- Being very clingy
- Physical symptoms such as vomiting and even a raised temperature
- Bedwetting, becoming attached to a toy from their younger years and so on.
See a doctor
If you can get your child to a doctor as soon as possible then they will be able to diagnose the problem and the child can start to be treated. This will stop the symptoms getting any worse and help the child to deal with the issues surrounding whatever has happened to them.
Help with a claim in Llandrindod Wells from Accident Advice Helpline
If the accident or incident which has caused your child to be traumatised was caused by someone else, you should think about getting our help with a claim in Llandrindod Wells to help you to pay for further medical and therapeutic treatment. You can find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation if you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. The team there will work with you to find out whether your case is valid or not. The helpline works with experienced solicitors who are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve, and will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown