Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychological condition often suffered by individuals who have been involved in high-stress or disturbing incidents, such as serious car or aeroplane crashes, natural disasters and incidents of criminal violence.
If you were involved in a traumatising incident as a result of another individual’s negligence or criminal behaviour and you suspect that you are now suffering from PTSD, you may be eligible to claim financial compensation.
To find out more, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Express Solicitors on 0161 904 4660 or e-mail us and we will get in touch.
What are the Symptoms of PTSD?
Following a traumatic incident people commonly feel some of the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, such as bad dreams and inexplicable nervousness, however these negative and fearful feelings decrease with time. Individuals suffering from PTSD do not experience this decrease, and therefore suffer from prolonged and debilitating psychological symptoms such as:
• flashbacks and upsetting memories of the traumatic event;
• difficulty sleeping;
• irritability and inadvertent outbursts of anger;
• feelings of alienation and emotional numbness;
• intense physical reactions when reminded of the event
These are just some of the symptoms experienced by people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder; if you suspect that you are experienced PTSD, we recommend that you contact your GP as soon as possible.
Claiming Compensation for PTSD
Financial compensation awarded to PTSD sufferers is intended to compensate them for the pain and suffering they have experienced as a result of another person’s criminal activity or negligent behaviour. It will also help to cover loss of earnings, bills and rehabilitation and therapy costs incurred as a direct result of the disorder.
Compensation amounts awarded for PTSD can be anything from £4,000 (for individuals who experience a full recovery within a three year period), to £45,000 (for individuals whose symptoms are severe and seemingly permanent).
Your GP is the best person to contact if you are interested in finding out more about post-traumatic stress disorder and potential treatments.
If however, you would like to speak to an experienced personal injury solicitor about a potential PTSD compensation claim, call 0161 904 4660 for free legal advice and help with your claim.