Psychiatric Damage Compensation Claims
It is quite well known that if you suffer an injury as a result of a third party’s negligence then you could make a claim for compensation. What is less well known is that you can make a claim for all injuries and this includes psychological issues as well as physical injuries. Accordingly, if you have suffered a psychiatric issue as a result of an accident that was not your fault then you can make a claim for compensation against the guilty party with the assistance of our personal injury solicitors** in Manchester.
Psychiatric damage usually occur following an accident where there was a serious risk of injury or death. Psychiatric issues include anxiety, depression, phobias and even stress. The most common psychiatric problems following an accident is post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd). The symptoms of ptsd include nightmares, flashbacks and anxiety and they can continue for a short period of time or they can stay with the victim for life. The longer the victim has to endure their psychological issues the more compensation he or she will be able to claim. In serious psychological injury cases the victim will be able to claim over £100,000. This does not mean that the victim is limited to compensation for their psychological damage, a victim can claim for their physical injuries as well.
In addition the victim can also claim compensation for any subsequent expenses or losses such as therapy and loss of income. Compensation is paid out by the guilty party or their insurance company, for example, if an employee is making a work place stress claim against his or her employer.
If you would like more information about making a claim for psychiatric damage you should seek the advice of a personal injury solicitor** in Manchester, who will assess your case and bring a claim on your behalf on a no win no fee* basis. Making a claim with the assistance of our personal injury solicitors** in Manchester is easy and can be made anytime up to three years after the date of the accident or before their 21st birthday in the case of a child.
Psychiatric Injury Lawyers Manchester
If you have suffered psychiatric damage, our Accident 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.