Claiming for the injuries you CAN and CANNOT see
Recent events have shown the fragility of life; conflicts and skirmishes across the world, as well as the plight of those people silently suffering and hiding their depression, or other emotional plight.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that after an accident, the effects are not limited to physical injuries and symptoms, but emotional ones too.
What are ‘emotional injuries’?
This is the impact that an accident or traumatic incident can have on you, and your emotional health. It can range from you becoming anxious in a situation similar to the one that you found yourself in when you were hurt, to an ‘unexplainable’ depression about the incident. The inability to ‘pick yourself up and dust yourself off’; the inability to ‘pull yourself together’ as you think you should. Some people also find they are upset a lot of the time, crying at the smallest thing.
Some of the people with Johnstone no win, no fee* claims for compensation find that this emotional reaction is short term and that once the initial shock has passed, they become much better.
However, for others with Johnstone no win, no fee* claims for compensation this is not the case; the long term effects on their emotional health and well-being is long term.
Can you claim from Johnstone no win no fee* claims for emotional injury?
Yes, you can. It is now more widely accepted that people will suffer some form of emotional impact from a traumatic incident, such as an accident.
We are also less likely to ‘hide’ this emotional injury, no longer do we believe that to be depressed or anxious are signs of weakness. They are a genuine internal, emotional reaction.
However, some people still find it difficult to accept that this does happen; but add to the mix the fact that everyone reacts in a different emotional way to things, and you can see how these are not clear-cut cases.
Some people will seem unaffected by an accident; others may suffer initial shock but some people will never really ‘get over it’. And it is not just the intensity of the reaction that is variable.
The intensity of the accident is variable too; for example a minor prang on a motorway can have a huge effect on one person but, a major incident could, for another person, not really register in terms of emotional impact.
Find out if your emotional injuries could be pursued as part of a claim for compensation; call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown