Think this syndrome is reserved just for military personnel? Think again! Anyone who has been involved in an incident that was catastrophic can suffer from this syndrome and, in some cases, our injury solicitor firm in Sutton Coldfield could help you claim compensation.
What is post-traumatic stress?
It is a physical and emotional reaction to a stressful situation or event. Commonly associated with the military due to combat situations, people can suffer from this kind of reaction if or when they are involved in accidents or incidents. These unexpected events can be the trigger that creates a huge shock reaction.
It is not always a short term condition; it can encompass flash backs, difficulty sleeping and being unable to cope in social situations. For some people who suffer from this syndrome, it can be a debilitating condition.
Could our injury solicitor firm in Sutton Coldfield help?
There may be instances where our injury solicitor firm in Sutton Coldfield could help. This type of reaction can sometimes be accompanied by physical injuries too but there are key conditions to ensuring your compensation claim for personal injury is eligible for compensation.
To have an eligible claim does not depend on who you are or what you do. Neither does it depend on your bank balance as our injury solicitor firm in Sutton Coldfield – as all our legal teams do – work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means you need no money upfront to start your compensation claim.
All of the eligibility factors below need to present in any case for compensation, including those where post-traumatic stress is a factor…
The accident or incident must not have been your fault – all compensation claims can only be made for personal injuries sustained in a catastrophic event that was not your fault. This is true of all claims and if you are in any doubt, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Having your post-traumatic stress diagnosed – this is true of all claims for any injury. Injuries must be assessed and treated by a medical professional, including in this case a diagnosis for this condition.
Within the last 3 years – there is a time limit within which you must make a claim for compensation for your injuries, including post-traumatic stress. The application of this time limit differs in cases involving minors under the age of 18 or those suffering illnesses linked directly to their working environment.