Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that may develop following a traumatic event. It is common for people to be overwhelmed by frightening and distressing feelings after such an experience. PTSD may develop straight after the trauma has occurred. But there are cases when PTSD symptoms are being noticed long after that, sometimes even a year later.
PTSD involves both physical and emotional reactions, such as feeling easily upset or not being able to sleep. It is estimated that the anxiety disorder develops in 1 out of 3 people that have experienced a disturbing event. However it is not clear why some people develop this condition while others do not.
What Can Cause PTSD?
An accident can be a very traumatic event. You may suffer emotional distress as well as physical injuries due to different types of accidents. PTSD is a psychological and physical condition that may be caused by very frightening or distressing events. Up to 30% of individuals who have experienced traumatic events, are being diagnosed with PTSD.
Some of the events that may cause PTSD include:
- Serious road accidents;
- Violent personal assaults (sexual assault, mugging, robbery);
- Prolonged sexual abuse, violence or severe neglect;
- Witnessing violent deaths;
- Military combat;
- Being held hostage;
- Terrorist attacks;
- Natural disasters (severe floods, earthquakes, tsunamis)
Symptoms of PTSD
PTSD symptoms may often be severe and persistent, having a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day life.
- Difficulty sleeping
- Avoidance of the source of the trauma
- Extreme anxiety
- Muscle tension
The condition can affect relationships with friends and family as well as people’s ability to move on with their life and work. If you have been involved in an accident and are struggling to cope with the psychological impact that it has had on you, we may be able to help you get PTSD compensation in addition to your personal injury compensation payout.
Sometimes symptoms may improve without the need for any treatment to be applied. In other cases psychological treatment might be recommended. While antidepressant medication may be prescribed to reduce the PTSD symptoms.
The Claim Process
- We will take care of your PTSD claim, ensuring that the difficulties you are having as a result of developing the condition are appropriately assessed and treated;
- Our friendly and experienced advisors will estimate the potential amount for your PTSD compensation;
- We will give you regular updates throughout the claim process
How Much You Will Get
- For minor PTSD symptoms followed by full recovery, the compensation payout may be in the range of £2,800 – £6,000;
- If you experience ongoing symptoms, you might expect to receive compensation between £6,000 and £17,000;
- In cases of permanent severe effects, the rewarded PTSD payout may be £17,000 – £72,000.
Your PTSD Compensation
- We will run your case on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis which means that if your case is unsuccessful, you won’t pay anything. That is our 100% no financial risk guarantee.
- The payout amount for PTSD claims vary depending on individual circumstances. PTSD compensation can be awarded to cover loss of earnings if you are unable to work due to developing the condition.
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