A whiplash injury in Broadstairs can be very painful — more so than people who have never suffered from whiplash may realise. The same could be said of many injuries: perhaps some of the hardest for people to understand are anxiety and depression.
Suffering anxiety and depression after a whiplash injury in Broadstairs
Anxiety and depression are symptoms which can arise as a result of many injuries, including a whiplash injury in Broadstairs. The sudden inability to carry out everyday tasks for yourself can make you feel very miserable and hinder the recovery process.
Suffering from a condition like this is as much as personal injury as a physical injury, and needs accounting for as part of your personal injury claim. In the same vein, you should also seek medical attention for such conditions, as in many cases help will be needed to recover from the feelings of frustration and helplessness with which victims often suffer.
Post-traumatic stress disorder after a whiplash injury in Broadstairs
Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect victims many months after any traumatic event in their life. So much so that it may not always be immediately associated with an accident that was not their fault, which happened sometime before.
It can also start straight after an accident as well, and may begin with panic attacks. Victims of this condition sometimes feel lost and alone, almost as though they are the only one to have suffered from something like this. Counselling is often the best treatment, which is why you will read in the media about people in the emergency services being counselled immediately after some awful event they have had to attend.
Witnessing a nasty accident or someone close to you being injured is just as likely to cause post-traumatic distress disorder as being the injured party.
Claiming compensation for physical and psychological injuries
The law of the land says that if you sustain an injury to your body or mind in an accident that was not your fault, you should be compensated. No matter which of these types of injuries it is, you will need medical proof in the form of medical reports from whoever treated you, and you may be asked to attend an independent medical assessment, too.
This is not unusual when you are making a personal injury claim, as it is the fairest way to make sure that you receive the correct amount of compensation for your injuries.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors will make sure that, apart from your injuries, you are also repaid for any costs and losses that have arisen because of the accident, and they will deal with your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If you call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123, our friendly and helpful advisors will provide you with answers to any questions you may have about making a personal injury claim, then let you decide if you wish to proceed.
You will not be put under and pressure or obligation to do so — that decision has to be entirely yours.
Date Published: 15th July 2014