A significant number of people who are involved in a traumatic event such as a road accident or work accident go on to suffer psychological injury as well. These individuals can be affected in a number of different ways, typically reliving the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and experiencing feelings of confusion, irritability, guilt or sorrow.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors understand that suffering from psychological injuries and trauma can have a profound and long-lasting effect on your life and also on the loved ones around you.
Where psychological or psychiatric injury has occurred through the negligence of another person, such as a negligent driver, or through the negligence of an employer, we can support you in bringing a claim for psychological injuries compensation, alongside any physical injuries that may have been suffered.
As with physical injury claims, compensation awards can be made for the pain and suffering the psychological injury causes, rehabilitation, and any financial losses that resulted from the traumatic accident or event.
At Co-op Legal Services most claims can be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis.
Common Symptoms of Psychological Injuries
- Sleeping problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hypervigilance or being overly alert
- Drug or alcohol misuse
- Loss of enjoyment.
If you believe you have suffered psychological trauma due to an accident, our Personal Injury Solicitors can help you. We can provide free legal advice and a free assessment of your claim. We know how difficult managing psychological injuries can be and we can fully support you throughout your claim.
It is part of the Co-op’s ethos and values to provide help and support in enforcing legal rights so as to prevent injustice. We will always strive to secure the best possible compensation and rehabilitation for our clients.
For free legal advice call our Personal Injury Solicitors on 0330 606 9587 or contact us online and we will call you.
What are Psychological Injuries?
Psychological injuries are psychological or psychiatric conditions which can result after witnessing or being involved in a severely distressing and traumatic event.
In serious cases the ability to function normally in daily life can be significantly impacted, and this in turn can effect personal and professional relationships, possibly resulting in reduced earnings, delayed career progression or loss of employment.
It is also not unusual for the psychological aspect of these injuries to last longer than the physical injuries. However a victim may not realise that there has been psychological damage straight away. This may not become apparent until weeks, months or sometimes even years later.