9th June 2015
If you have decided to make a compensation claim following a personal injury then you may be wondering where to…
Psychiatric damage is a key feature in many personal injury claims. While emotional distress factors into personal injury compensation, general psychiatric injuries must be actual mental health problems. Examples include prolonged anxiety, depression, psychosis, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder.
When valuing a psychiatric injury claim, a number of different factors will be considered. These include the long-term prognosis of the claimant’s injuries, the effect on the victim’s family, whether the condition can be successfully treated, and if the victim can still continue working and maintaining an independent lifestyle. Some psychiatric injury claims also consider the likelihood of other mental health problems arising as a result of the injury.
While psychiatric injuries can arise in conjunction with other personal injuries, such as head trauma, they can also occur when people witness a traumatic, shocking event. People who have been involved in these accidents and incidents and suffered an injury as a result need only prove that the accident arose as a result of negligence. The criteria for those who suffered a psychiatric injury after witnessing a traumatic event is somewhat different and making a claim can be more complicated.
You will need specialist assistance if you are to make a psychiatric injury claim and receive all the compensation you deserve for your damages. While some claims can be relatively straightforward, proving losses, causation and damages can be more complicated in other instances.
Speak to Clearwater Solicitors to start your psychiatric injury compensation claim. We can help you receive all the money you need to support yourself and get your life back on track while you recover from your injuries. We provide an honest, sympathetic service to support you throughout the process of claiming compensation.
Just call 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back.