Emotional Trauma and Anxiety Following Whiplash

The emotional and psychological consequences of road accidents and whiplash injuries are often overlooked, as physical injuries are often more easily identified. However, emotional trauma can have a long-lasting impact on the rest of your life.

Psychological injuries are equally deserving of compensation as those of a physical nature. If you have suffered mentally as a result of whiplash that was caused by somebody else, our team are here to help you make a claim.

To speak to a solicitor about making a claim for compensation, call us now on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, let us know about your circumstances by chatting to us online or filling in our online enquiry form.

About emotional trauma

If you have survived a road traffic accident, your whiplash injuries might causes you to suffer emotionally. Emotional trauma can be seriously debilitating, affecting not only your personal freedom but your ability to work as well.

Signs of trauma

Warning signs that indicate someone could be suffering from emotional trauma following a road traffic accident include:

  • Emotional disturbance
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Anger
  • Eating disorders

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a condition that causes you to have constant or recurring feelings of worry, nervousness or unease about certain situations. It is often overlooked as a side effect of whiplash due to a certain level of nervousness being understandable following a road traffic accident. However, the condition can cause real problems. On a physical level, anxiety can increase the levels of pain you might feel, which may lead to the injury healing much slower than expected as the neck muscles are unconsciously held in tension.

Anxiety can interfere with your work and social life, while your income could be adversely affected if your memory and concentration is impaired. Jobs that involve driving can also become impossible if severe anxiety is associated with being in vehicles.

How YouClaim can help

We understand how traumatic the aftermath of a road accident can be, so you can work with us with the confidence that our solicitors will be sensitive to this at all times.

Securing compensation can ensure that you don’t have any additional stresses during your recovery by covering the cost of lost earnings, medical treatment, rehabilitation and transport expenses. We will provide advice and guidance through every stage of the process, ensuring you are aware of your options at all times so you can make the best decisions for you along the way.

Get started today

To make a claim for emotional trauma, get in touch with our solicitors on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in the form on this page or chat to us using our online function to let us know a time to contact you.