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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

    Richmondshire law firm

    A Richmondshire law firm may sometimes be commissioned by personnel of the Armed Forces in conjunction with launching a personal injury claim for compensation. Although the Armed Forces are not one for washing their dirty linen in public, it may well prove more beneficial to the injury victim to use the services of a personal injury claim that they, themselves nominate, rather than use the legal services of the Armed Forces themselves.

    The Armed Forces have a duty of care to their personnel

    Members of the Armed Forces obviously to agree to put themselves at risk when they sign up. However, the Armed Forces have a duty of care to their personnel to look after their health and safety to the best of their ability and to minimise the risk of personal injury. One of the most common injuries that Armed Forces personnel sustain (especially army personnel) is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a mental condition that can be extremely debilitating.

    The link with a Richmondshire law firm and armed forces injury claim

    The army garrison of Catterick in Richmond is the largest army training establishment here in the UK, which is why it is often a Richmondshire law firm that is linked with helping army personnel to deal with injuries such as PTSD.

    PTSD is not just related to battle experiences

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is of course something that is not only related to the stress of battle, but is something that can come about through any traumatic or stressful experience, such as a road traffic accident for example. It is quite a complicated condition to diagnose and to prove. Typical symptoms include:

    • Nightmares
    • Flashbacks
    • Insomnia
    • Sleeping disorders
    • Feelings of guilt
    • Difficulty in concentrating
    • Depression
    • Irritability and mood swings

    PTSD can sometimes take months or even years to manifest itself after a traumatic event. It usually requires psychological help to recover from, including treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

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    Army personnel often appoint a Richmondshire law firm

    Army personnel suffering from PTSD may decide to employ the services of a Richmondshire law firm, but non-military members of the public from all over the UK who suffer from PTSD, through civil accidents or circumstances, often elect to appoint an online specialist injury claim solicitor, like ourselves here at Accident Advice Helpline.

    Moving forward with Accident Advice Helpline

    One of the advantages of working with Accident Advice Helpline is that you can avail yourself of the services of our online HOW MUCH compensation calculator that you’ll find on our website. Actually, anybody can use it and it requires only 30 seconds of their time. But once people have landed on our website, and see the vast amount of experience that we have, and the superb recommendation that Esther Rantzen hands out with regard to our ‘no win, no fee’ service, they often decide to move forward with us.

    Helpline details

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

    Date Published: 14th July 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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