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 with an injury lawyer in Whitley, they 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 — 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. Symptoms of PSTD include:
- Problems sleeping;
- Flashbacks to the incident;
- Tense muscles; and
- 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 the victim receives compensation for what they are going through. In this case, they should enlist the help of an injury lawyer in Whitley.
Getting help from an injury lawyer in Whitley
If you are suffering or know someone you believe to be suffering from PSTD, you need to get medical help as soon as possible. There are a range of treatments available from medication to therapy, but all may be needed at some point to help the victim establish some kind of working life. Speaking to an injury lawyer in Whitley allows 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, experienced compensation provider.
Accident Advice Helpline have been guiding people to successful claims for over 15 years, and in that time have dealt with every kind of scenario imaginable. You can speak to us 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We work alongside around 200 solicitors, 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 us today.
Date Published: 18th October 2013
Author: David Brown