PTSD Claims are common, especially amongst war veterans, those who have been through a physical or sexual assault, abuse victims and people who have experienced an accident or other serious event. Recurring nightmares and flashbacks are common amongst many people following a traumatic event.
Mental health conditions and psychological injuries are just as serious as physical injuries; therefore, if you have suffered PTSD or serious psychological injuries because of an incident that was not your fault, you may be able to make PTSD Claims to help pay for your treatment, as well as to compensate you for your suffering. Contact our specialist PTSD Solicitors to assess your case, and begin the claim process today.
Every case is treated uniquely and the amount of compensation awarded will depend on the severity of the psychological injury and the impact it has on your everyday life. If the PTSD has a dramatic effect on your day-to-day personal and work life then you may be eligible for a substantial claim.
Compensation claims are divided in general damages and special damages, and they can help with:
Whether you have been involved in a car accident, an assault or accident at work, medical negligence or suffered a military injury, PTSD compensation may be awarded to cover your pain and suffering and any ongoing support you need.
You are entitled to PTSD Compensation if you have suffered physical or psychological trauma caused by a third party. If you are suffering from PTSD or have other psychological injuries then please get in touch. We will assess your individual situation to see if you have a personal injury case checking whether:
You can get in touch with Brian Barr Solicitors and talk to one of our personal injury specialists to discuss your specific claim in some detail. Even if you’re just looking for some advice and guidance, we’re here to help. To start your claim, get in touch with us as soon as possible as you have a timeframe to make your claim – the sooner you speak to us the better.
Brian Barr’s specialist PTSD Lawyers can support you through a psychological injury claim involving children or those lacking capacity to manage their own claim. These cases can be very sensitive and complex, and the claimant may require a litigation friend.
We can assess your case for free, and support you through the whole process if we decide you have a valid claim.
We are expert PTSD Claims Solicitors specialising in claims involving psychological injuries, and are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients and ensuring our clients receive the compensation they deserve. We have years of experience in dealing with serious personal injury claims, which has enabled us to develop a dedicated team who are passionate about helping our clients in a caring, understanding and professional manner.
Brian Barr Solicitors prioritise your peace of mind throughout the legal process. If you have a valid legal expenses cover, funding your claim will be straightforward. Otherwise, we may be able to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
In any accident or insurance claim, transferring your claim from your current solicitor to Brian Barr Solicitors will be easy and hassle-free. We regularly have cases transferred to us because of our specialist knowledge of psychological as well as physical injuries, so please get in touch and let us help you get the ball rolling.
The term PTSD is often associated with war veterans, however post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition caused by a traumatic experience and can affect anyone who has been exposed to trauma. It is often caused by incidents that were not your fault, such as:
Witnesses to an event, such as a crime, may also experience symptoms. Even if you have not been physically harmed, if you felt an overwhelming sense of danger, helplessness, and lack of control, you could later experience PTSD from the experience.
It is estimated that around 1 in 3 people who experience something traumatic will develop PTSD – sometimes months or years after the incident. If you find yourself suffering from PTSD following an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Any situation that a person finds traumatic can cause post-traumatic stress disorder and therefore any treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and how soon they occur after the traumatic event.
Whether it is flashbacks, nightmares, feeling very anxious or difficulty sleeping, PTSD can be successfully treated, even when it develops many years after a traumatic event. The main treatments for PTSD include:
Some people with PTSD have found other treatments helpful in managing their condition, such as group therapy, arts therapies, or dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).
Most treatment can be accessed via your GP and other NHS psychological services. In addition, there are numerous specialist organisations, trauma services and local charities that offer therapy. Some people choose to find a private therapist to help them with their PTSD and personal injury compensation can often help to fund this.
As with most personal injury claims, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claims may be subject to a time limit. You will usually be obligated to begin legal proceedings regarding your PTSD Claim within 3 years of the original incident, or from when the psychological effects of the incident have first appeared.
Because of the particular nature of PTSD compensation claims, this time limit can be less clear than in other personal injury cases. It can be complicated to establish a precise date of the psychological injury if PTSD has occurred because of ongoing trauma – such as long-term military or emergency service. Our PTSD Solicitors can advise you on the best course of action for your claim, but beginning the claim process as soon as you are able to can make the difference.
People experiencing PTSD have disturbing thoughts and feelings that often last for many months after the traumatic event and they need ongoing support with their flashbacks.
Some common symptoms of PTSD include:
PTSD sufferers may also experience physical symptoms, such as fatigue, nausea, and recurring pains. Many of these symptoms can vary in severity, and deeply affect the day to day life of sufferers.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can, unfortunately, affect many different groups. PTSD can happen following any violent, traumatic, or extremely stressful event, whether this is a one-time accident or ongoing source of psychological trauma.
PTSD can affect groups such as:
This is far from an exhaustive list, as any victims or witnesses of a traumatic event may develop PTSD – occasionally, some time after the event. If you believe you have developed PTSD symptoms because of an accident or event caused by the negligence of someone who reasonably owed you a duty of care, contact our specialist PTSD Solicitors today.
Moving to Brian Barr Solicitors is easy and hassle free. Are your current solicitors a specialist firm of expert psychological injury lawyers? If you’re unsure about this, your PTSD Claim may suffer and be undervalued.
In any accident or insurance claim, transferring your claim from your current solicitor to Brian Barr Solicitors is easy and hassle-free. You are under no obligation to stay with your current solicitor and are entitled to switch your solicitors for whatever reason you wish whether you are unhappy with their service or feel that you are not going to get the compensation that you deserve.