Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the type of psychological injury most typically cited in personal injury compensation claims. It is thought that PTSD will affect around 5% of men and 10% of women at some stage in their lives. These are alarming figures for a very real condition.
Most people's PTSD will last for several months. However, in some cases it may last for years or never completely go away.
PTSD manifests itself in a number of ways. One common symptom is known as intrusion. Intrusion takes the form of flashbacks, which are traumatic in themselves, as well as sudden debilitating feelings of emotional pain.
Avoidance is another symptom. This is a pattern of behaviour the PTSD sufferer exhibits in order to try and lessen the pain of trauma. Often this leads to people retreating from jobs and relationships and can sometimes even result in drug or alcohol addiction.
Another symptom is volatility, or increased arousal, this means that the stress of PTSD causes extreme irritability, having a negative effect on the temperament of the sufferer.
If you have suffered post traumatic stress disorder after a serious accident caused by another party then you have the right to take legal action against those responsible for your psychological pain.
YouClaim’s solicitors specialise in helping sufferers claim the compensation they deserve and ensure they will be there every step of the way.
To speak to someone about your post traumatic stress disorder compensation claim now, call 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, you may wish to fill out an online claim form to request that we call you back at a convenient time.
In recent years, a number of soldiers who have fought in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have made a PTSD claim against the army after suffering the psychological strains of warfare.
It is also true that victims of medical negligence as well as those who suffer car accidents or injury in workplace or industrial accidents are often entitled to claim compensation for PTSD.
The average compensation amounts for PTSD are:
Get in touch with YouClaim today to start your claim with our expert solicitors. Either fill in our enquiry form and we'll get back to you, or call 0800 10 757 95.
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