How to claim compensation for emotional distress – injury lawyers in Westleton
If you have an accident or sustain an injury that was caused by the negligence of someone else then you should be able to claim compensation. However, you can also claim compensation for emotional distress caused by an accident, or by someone else’s actions. It is always best to speak to someone who can help before you start making a claim, so that you can be sure of having a good case and that your claim is likely to be successful.
For that reason calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 will help you to be sure that you have the best case. The team will talk you through your case and then pass you over to injury lawyers in Westleton if you are ready to proceed. Here are some other ways to tell if you have a good case for compensation.
Find out what constitutes emotional distress
Simply being upset about an incident will not be enough to make a successful claim. You will need to know what emotional distress really comes down to. Physical injury is usually a factor in these cases, so if you were knocked off of your bike by a careless driver which caused injuries that have made you afraid to be on the road again, this would be emotional distress. If you were given food poisoning at a restaurant which has caused you to have issues surrounding eating this would also be emotional distress. Your distress will need to have tangible effects following the incident.
Speak to injury lawyers in Westleton
You can clarify whether your emotional distress is such that you should be able to claim compensation by speaking to the experts in these matters. Injury lawyers in Westleton will have experience with these types of claims and will be able to confirm with you whether you have a good case for compensation or not. Be honest with your lawyers about what has happened and how it continues to affect your day to day life, as this will be important in helping them to put your case together.
Make a claim quickly
Most claims will need to be filed within 3 years of the accident, but in some cases may have to be sooner. The sooner you start processing your claim then the more recent the evidence will be and the more likely you are to be able to prove emotional distress. Accident Advice Helpline asks that you make a claim within 3 years or they may not be able to handle your case.
Get a medical assessment
Speak to a doctor or therapist about the situation and ask them to provide a written account of what they believe the affect of your emotional distress to have been on both your physical and mental health.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now.