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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological disorder that can develop after you experience an extremely stressful and traumatic situation, such as a near-death experience following a serious road traffic accident or a serious accident at work.

WHAT IS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a potentially life-changing psychiatric condition that can occur after you’ve experienced a highly traumatic event. This includes a car accident in which you almost died, an accident at work that could have severely injured you or even worse, or any numerous events including being involved in a terrorist attack, a hostage situation or a natural disaster such as an earthquake, floods or fires.

People most at risk for PTSD include people serving in the military, emergency service workers, police and firefighters, due to the stressful and often dangerous nature of their work.

Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Flashbacks
  • A sense of alienation or disassociation from events and other individuals
  • Irritability or nervousness
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Sleeping difficulties, and;
  • Physical reactions that occur when you are reminded of the situation that occurred, such as sweating, nausea, or an increase in heart rate.

To be properly classified as PTSD, these symptoms must usually persist for at least a month past the time of the actual event itself, as most people will be able to recover during this time period. You must also be evaluated by a certified psychologist or psychiatrist and diagnosed as having PTSD. We also recommend for a successful claim to be made that you get multiple evaluations and diagnoses due to the nature of the claim itself.

There are numerous types of PTSD that can be present as a result of past and present trauma and working with a mental health professional to ensure proper diagnosis is something essential to pursuing your post-traumatic stress disorder claim with minimal additional anxiety. As PTSD can present physically as well as mentally in terms of symptoms you must gain the necessary understanding how you condition affects you.

HOW DO I CLAIM FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER?

If you’ve been involved in a traumatic event in the past three years and are now suffering from PTSD, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Simply get in touch with us either via our contact form or by calling us on 0808 250 6017.

We’ll be able to discuss your own unique case and advise you with the steps you need to take as part of our free no obligation service. We operate on a no win no fee basis, so you won’t be at any financial risk should you choose to proceed forward with making a claim for post-traumatic stress disorder, and our specialist solicitors will give you the support and advice you need throughout the entire process, from making the initial enquiry all the way through to actually making the claim.

HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER?

As each injury and result is personal, the amount you can claim as compensation will be personal to you. We recommend that you use our Compensation Calculator to get a general idea of how much you may be able to claim.

Dependent on the effects of your PTSD, the medical care required and your recovery you may not be able to go back to work and may require additional support and medical care.

As a result, your compensation may vary from what you may have seen before on our successful cases page. If you decide to pursue a claim, then our helpful and supportive staff will potentially be able to give you further details on how much you can claim.

Our PTSD Specialist Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of Personal Injury Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.

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