Can you claim compensation for psychological injuries?
When accidents occur, there are many ways in which they can cause people to sustain psychological harm. Sometimes, merely witnessing a serious accident is enough to cause people to suffer from severe emotional distress and they may go on to develop some form of post-traumatic stress disorder.
When people are involved in accidents, or affected by them, the effects can be profound. Sometimes, the unexpected nature of the accident causes people to be fearful that something bad will happen again. As a result, they may develop generalised anxiety disorder or phobias of some kind.
Alternatively, if someone has suffered life-altering injuries, they may go through a period of depression or stress as they adjust to their injuries and their new way of life.
Although this is completely normal, people should always seek help for any psychological suffering they’re going through and they may also be able to take legal action.
Could you make a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Cottingham?
If you’ve been involved in an accident that was caused by someone or something else, you may want to ensure that they are held responsible for their actions. When you make a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Cottingham, you should be awarded compensation for the physical injuries you’ve sustained but you may also receive compensation for the psychological injuries you’ve suffered.
If you are suffering from psychological harm, you may feel unable to deal with making a claim straightaway. However, obtaining compensation doesn’t have to be a difficult process and you may find that a family member could assist you with your claim.
If you’d like to find out more about making a compensation claim with a personal injury lawyer in Cottingham, we’ll be glad to help. At Accident Advice Helpline we are committed to providing free no obligation advice to potential claimants. This will give you the chance to learn more about taking legal action without being under any pressure to make a claim.
Make a no win no fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If you do choose to make a claim with us, you’ll be relieved to know that we can assist you on a no win no fee basis so you won’t have to pay any upfront fees when taking legal action. To learn more now, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and speak to our personal injury team about your claim today.
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Date Published: 21st February 2014