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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in Northallerton


    Find an experienced PTSD personal injury lawyer in Northallerton at Accident Advice Helpline

    You can find a personal injury lawyer in Northallerton to raise a compensation claim for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) here at Accident Advice Helpline.

    PTSD relating to soldiers and war zones

    PTSD is a debilitating condition that can often take several months (or even several years) to manifest itself. The condition was first brought to the attention of the general public by ex-soldiers who had picked up the condition following a traumatic experience in a war zone. In most instances, it relates to an experience the PTSD sufferers themselves underwent, but in certain circumstances it can also relate to an experience that someone else close to the PTSD sufferer experienced.

    Finding a personal injury lawyer in Northallerton for PTSD personal injury claims

    PTSD doesn’t just relate to soldiers and war zone experiences, however; it can relate to people in other stressful occupations such as firefighters, and even to an ordinary member of the general public who witnesses a terrible accident or trauma to somebody else. If you believe that you are suffering from PTSD, the blame for which lies with a third party, then a personal injury lawyer in Northallerton at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you to launch a claim for personal injury compensation.

    PTSD can affect children, too

    PTSD has been known to affect children as well as adults, in which case it often results in bedwetting. The types of scenarios that can give rise to PTSD include:

    • Being present during dangerous events or traumas;
    • Actually being physically injured;
    • Witnessing other people being injured or killed;
    • Being exposed to feelings of terror or helplessness;
    • Not having any support after a traumatic experience;
    • Having to deal with additional stress after a traumatic event; and
    • Mental illness in the family.

    The importance of getting medical help and/or counselling

    The most important thing with something like PTSD is getting expert medical help at the earliest opportunity. Psychiatric help or counselling can help you to deal with the condition, but in any event you will require medical proof of the condition in order to be able to launch a claim for compensation.

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    Using our compensation calculator

    You can get an idea of how much compensation you could be due by visiting our website and using the compensation calculator on our homepage. It’s straightforward to use, costs nothing and will give you an estimate within 30 seconds. It is, however, only an estimate and will be subject to confirmation depending on the details of your individual case. 

    The right lawyer for the right job

    Accident Advice Helpline employ 200 specialist solicitors and can allocate you a lawyer with the appropriate expertise in PTSD. Our no win no fee* services come highly recommended by Esther Rantzen.

    To find out more, call our free 24/7 helpline from any landline on 0800 689 0500, or from any mobile on 0333 500 0993

    Date Published: 28th February 2014

    Author: Howie

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