Post Traumatic Stress Compensation
Post-traumatic stress disorder, also referred to as PTSD, is a medical condition which develops after the suffering of a serious trauma or shock. The disorder may develop straight after the event or it may take months or years to develop. Depending on the cause of the PTSD and the nature of the condition, sufferers of PTSD may be able to claim compensation and speaking to a Manchester based personal injury solicitor** will allow you to determine whether or not you have a suitable post traumatic stress compensation claim.
Post Traumatic Stress and Emotional Distress Claims
Common events which may result in post traumatic stress include being involved in or witnessing a road traffic accident, an assault or a building collapse. Such experiences may result in emotional distress which have a long term affect on an individuals’ life. PTSD may result in a number of symptoms, including flashbacks of the event, sleeping difficulties and nightmares, stress, memory issues, difficulty to establish relationships and friendships, as well as mood swings. This list is of course non-exhaustive and there are a number of other symptoms associated with post traumatic stress. Regardless of the symptoms suffered, if the event was caused by another’s negligence then compensation may be available. For example, if you have suffered from PTSD as a result of a car accident caused by another motorist’s negligence, a claim may be brought against the insurers of the motorist who was at fault.
Make a Claim for PTSD
Post traumatic stress compensation will be determined by a number of factors. One of these factors is the costs that have been or will be incurred as a result of the post traumatic stress. As well as current and/or future loss of earnings, there may be medical costs relating to the treatment of PTSD. The most common treatment is known as CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which attempts to remove the negative connotations associated with the accident or event that resulted in the disorder. In addition to this, further psychological treatment may be required. In order to understand exactly how much compensation may be available, it is important that you contact our Manchester solicitors** as soon as possible.
Contact our Specialist Injury solicitors Manchester
There are thousands of solicitors Manchester and you need to make sure that you choose personal injury solicitors you can depend on. If you have suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), our Lawyers may be able to help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service. Call our Accident solicitors** on 01618855335 or contact us online.