PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) claim
Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were first seen in soldiers of the First World War who had suffered horrific conditions in the trenches. However, it was not until 1980 that PTSD was officially recognised as a medical health condition.
Could you be suffering from PTSD? Perhaps you have thought about making a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) claim? At Accident Advice Helpline we give you the information to help you make that important decision.
Causes of PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition of extremely high anxiety. Usually diagnosed following a psychologist’s review, PTSD occurs after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as:
- Being held hostage
- Military combat
- Natural disasters, such as severe floods, earthquakes or tsunamis
- Serious road accidents
- Terrorist attacks
- Violent deaths
- Violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery
Symptoms of PTSD
The symptoms of PTSD will not necessarily become immediately apparent after the traumatic event; it may take weeks, months or even years for these to occur. Typical symptoms are:
- Being jumpy on hearing unexpected or loud noises
- Concentration difficulties
- Feelings of guilt, isolation or irritability
- Flashbacks or nightmares
- Panic attacks
If you suffer from some of the above symptoms and think they are related to a traumatic event to which you were witness, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation as a result of making a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) claim.
Further consequences of PTSD
The symptoms of PTSD can be long lasting and severe. This can have a profound effect on your life and that of those around you. You may find that you are unable to carry on with the job you used to do. This could be due to a number of factors, such as the fact that you no longer feel able to travel to your workplace, or that you can no longer work in a public place surrounded by lots of people, or noise. The loss of a job will of course have financial as well as emotional consequences. Making a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) claim can at least alleviate some of the money worries you may have.
Those around you will also be affected as a result of your condition. They may feel under increased financial pressure, feel unequipped to help you through this situation, or develop anxiety symptoms themselves as a result of fear that a similar traumatic event could happen again.
Making a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) claim through Accident Advice Helpline (AAH)
Making a PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) claim is easier than you may think and at AAH we are here to support you from start to finish. Our helpline is free on 0800 180 4 123 and we make sure that there is someone who will be able to help you 24 hours a day. Our team of friendly advisors will find you a specialist solicitor to ensure that you are paid the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. All our legal partners work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so you can relax in the knowledge that you will not have to pay anything up front in order to benefit from our expert legal advice.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown