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Psychological Injury Lawyers specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder
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Psychological Injury & PTSD Solicitors

Our PTSD Lawyers are experts at helping 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.

Contact our specialist PTSD Solicitors to assess your case, and begin the process today. Mental health conditions and psychological injuries are just as serious as physical injuries. If you have suffered PTSD or serious psychological injuries because of an incident that was not your fault, you may have a strong case to have the responsible party pay for your treatment, as well as to compensate you for your suffering.


What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder or psychological injury derived from witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event or series of events. It can affect anyone, and can often occur following an accident, military deployment, or abuse.

It is normal for those involved in accidents or abusive behaviours to suffer some of the symptoms of PTSD, such as high levels or anxiety or sleep problems, however these symptoms usually disappear within a few weeks or months. When someone keeps experiencing these issues for longer periods of time, they may be suffering from  PTSD

While people with pre-existing mental health conditions may be more susceptible to developing PTSD after a traumatic event, anyone could suffer from this condition. If you have developed PTSD symptoms following an accident or series of events, such as during military service, you could have a strong case against a person or entity who owed you a duty of care.

How can PTSD Lawyers help?

Every case is treated uniquely and its financial value 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, Brian Barr Solicitors will be able to help you.

Our PTSD Lawyers can help you recover both general damages and special damages, and they can help with:

  • Treatment and therapy costs
  • Subsidising any loss of earnings and financial losses, whether short or long term
  • Cost of care and support from either a professional carer or family member

No Win No Fee PTSD Solicitors

Whether you have been involved in a car accident, an assault or accident at work, medical negligence or suffered a military injury, we can help you cover your pain and suffering and any ongoing support you need.

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Steven Akerman

Steven Akerman

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen

Director, Brian Barr

Who can specialist PTSD Lawyers help?

Our PTSD Lawyers can help you 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:

  1. the person you’re claiming against owed you a duty of care,
  2. as a result of the negligence, an accident occurred, and
  3. psychological injuries occurred as a direct result of this incident.

You can get in touch with Brian Barr Solicitors and talk to one of our personal injury specialists to discuss your case in detail. Even if you’re just looking for some advice and guidance, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us as soon as possible, as you may be subject to time limitations – the sooner you speak to us the better.

Brian Barr’s specialist PTSD Lawyers can support you through psychological injury cases involving children or those lacking capacity. These cases can be very sensitive and complex, and the sufferer may require a litigation friend.

We can assess your case for free, and support you through the whole process.

We are expert PTSD Solicitors specialising in psychological injuries, and are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients and ensuring our clients get the outcome they deserve. We have years of experience in dealing with serious personal injuries, 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 legal support will be straightforward. Otherwise, we may be able to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.

We regularly have clients transfer 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.

Who can be affected by PTSD?

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:

  • Emergency service workers
  • Military and Police force members
  • Victims of sexual abuse
  • Victims of crimes
  • Witnesses of violent events or deaths
  • Patients recently diagnosed with a terminal illness

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.

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Contact our PTSD Lawyers

Brian Barr Solicitors is the leading firm in the UK for serious injury and chronic pain. Our PTSD Lawyers can help you get justice for the long-lasting effects of a traumatic experience that was not your fault.

We build strong relationships with our clients, and we are proud of the level of care and professionalism we provide to those we support. Thanks to decades of experience in the field, the team at Brian Barr Solicitors is uniquely positioned to fully understand how you have been affected by your Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and we leverage our expertise to get amazing results for our clients.

We often provide our services on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that if we are unsuccessful, you won’t be liable for any of our legal costs.

Our PTSD Lawyers also have access to an extensive network of medical experts who can help you get specialist support and assessments. Contact us today to make sure you have leading legal experts by your side, and get the outcome you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Road traffic accidents – if you have been involved in a serious car accident you are at risk of suffering from PTSD
  • Violent attacks, such as robbery or assault – the impact and after-effects of an attack are often difficult to explain, and PTSD may not develop until years after the event.
  • Accidents at work – whether you were directly involved in a serious accident whilst at work, or you witnessed an incident in which someone else was badly injured whilst you were working.
  • Medical emergencies, negligence, and accidents – psychological trauma often follows injury after treatment mistakes.
  • Childbirth – many mothers feel traumatised after giving birth, especially if things have not gone to plan.


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 should seek legal advice.

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:

  • Medication – antidepressants such as paroxetine or mirtazapine are often prescribed to help treat symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT is a talking therapy that can help manage problems by changing the way you think and behave and is often used to reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD.
  • Exposure therapy – this is a psychological treatment that was developed to help people confront their fears, with a goal of creating a safe environment in which a person can reduce anxiety, decrease avoidance of dreaded situations, and improve their quality of life.


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.

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:

  • Flashbacks, nightmares, or reliving a traumatic experience
  • A feeling of panic when recalling the event
  • Constantly feeling overly alert
  • A numb feeling, or attempts to avoid memories of the incident
  • Insomnia and exhaustion
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Feelings of isolation, irritability, and guilt
  • Irrational anger and fear

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.

Moving to Brian Barr Solicitors is easy and hassle free. Are your current solicitors a specialist firm of expert psychological injury solicitors? If you’re unsure about this, your case may suffer and be undervalued.

Transferring your case 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.

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