Psychological Injury Claims and Compensation

Psychological injuries are just as impactful and life-changing as physical injuries, and if you’ve suffered mental health difficulties after an accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be entitled to compensation. 

At OH Parsons, we understand how difficult it can be to witness or experience an accident or traumatic event. Our specialist serious injury solicitors can support you as you pursue your psychological injury claim.

What Can Lead to a Psychological Injury?

Psychological injuries are usually caused by witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event. One of the most common examples of this is a road traffic accident, which can leave you with lasting physical and psychological injuries regardless of whether you were involved or just saw it happen. 

You might also suffer psychological damage after an assault or accident at work. Being injured at work can leave you with anxiety around returning to work; sometimes even resulting in panic attacks. Alternatively, a particularly high-pressured role with little support might lead to stress and depression. 

Lastly, you might have faced a distressing act of medical negligence, such as facial scars following surgery or waking up from anaesthesia.

Aside from this, there are a number of other things that can lead to a psychological injury, including:

Why Trust OH Parsons With Your Psychological Injury Claim?

With over 75 years of experience in supporting clients winning the compensation they deserve, OH Parsons has a team of expert solicitors who can help you with your claim. As specialists in serious injury claims, we’ve secured tens of millions of pounds in compensation in this field alone, with equal success across our other areas of specialisation: employment, clinical negligence and industrial disease.

When you start a no-win, no-fee claim with OH Parsons, you’ll be supported every step of the way by one of our highly knowledgeable solicitors. They’ll be able to help you achieve justice and access the compensation you deserve.

Psychological Injury Claims: FAQs

How much compensation do you get for a psychological injury?

Determining the level of compensation you might receive for a psychological injury will depend on how severe your injuries are and how much of an impact it’s had on your life. For example, if your psychological injury is preventing you from working, or you’re having ongoing treatment in therapy, you’re more likely to receive more by way of compensation.

At OH Parsons, we routinely win our clients thousands of pounds in compensation – truly life-changing amounts.

What are three types of psychological injuries?

There are many different kinds of psychological injuries that can occur after a traumatic event. One of the most significant is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), where an individual might relive the traumatic event through flashback and nightmares, have trouble sleeping, and experience crippling anxiety and fear. This condition is usually caused by highly traumatic events, such as serious road accidents or violent assault.

Another common type of psychological damage is stress and depression, usually caused by a particularly high pressure work environment with no support. If your workplace isn’t a healthy or safe place to work, you might find yourself struggling with stress or depression.

Lastly, having experienced something traumatic, you might find yourself feeling anxiety or suffering from panic attacks when exposed to the same location or are reminded of what happened. This would suggest that you’ve developed an anxiety disorder, and so may be eligible for compensation.

How do you prove psychological damage?

For any serious injury or psychological injury claim, one of the key tasks that your solicitor will be charged with is to prove that psychological damage took place. In order to do that, they will need to prove that the person or institution you’re claiming against had a duty of care towards you, and that that duty was breached, resulting in injury. Your solicitor will evaluate witness testimony, medical records and professional guidance from medical experts to determine if a psychological injury has occurred.

Start a Psychological Injury Claim with OH Parsons Today.

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