If you suffer from a mental injury after an accident that was not your fault, you can make a personal injury claim in just the same way as you would for a physical injury. Depression, anxiety, and stress can have long-term effects on victims, and our Maldon law firm can help them claim the compensation to which they are entitled.
How mental injuries happen, and how our Maldon law firm can help
Mental injuries usually happen after some traumatic event, some examples being:
- Involvement in an accident;
- Witnessing an accident;
- Drastic unwanted changes in your job;
- Self image after a scarring injury;
- Undue pressure from employers to work harder and longer;
- Bullying, often in the workplace;
- Being the victim of a violent crime;
- Witnessing a violent crime, particularly if the victim is someone you know; and
- Following a period of abuse, mental or physical.
Mental injuries do not always materialise straight after an accident: post-traumatic stress disorder, for instance, can suddenly appear many months later. There is a three-year time limit in which you are able to make a claim for compensation, so if this happens to you, give our Maldon law firm a call to get your claim started.
Proving a mental injury claim
Mental injuries will need a medical report confirming your condition, and as with many injuries, you may need to have an independent medical assessment. If you are already stressed out because of the accident, having to go through a medical examination will be the last thing you want, but it can only help with your claim so it is well worth the effort it takes when you are feeling so low.
Letting our law firm in Maldon law firm help with your claim
When you are feeling depressed, it can be too much of an effort to get dressed every day, let alone start legal proceedings. If this is the way you are feeling, ask someone close to you to call Accident Advice Helpline on your behalf. Knowing that you will get recompense for the way you are feeling might just help you feel a little better.
Once we have the details of your mental injury, a specialist lawyer will be assigned to your case. We have lawyers who specialise in different types of claims, among whom are mental injury specialists.
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm with over 14 years of experience in making personal injury claims. Since we were established in June 2000, we have helped many thousands of victims get the access to justice to which they were entitled, and the compensation they deserved.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis, so the victim will not have more stress and worry about financing a claim. We will not be asking for any money to start the claim, or if the claim is lost.
Call our friendly and compassionate advisors on our freephone helpline: 0800 180 4123. You will find them very willing to assist you all they can, and they will provide as much information as you want regarding making a personal injury claim.