Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

After you are involved in an accident, the consequences may not just be physical as a lot of people will also sustain some kind of mental injury. One of the most severe mental injuries seen by those who have been victims of trauma or physical injury is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, better known as PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that may develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic or terrifying event. Although it is usually caused by Military combat, many other events can also lead to this condition such as:

  • Deaths
  • Violent assaults
  • Serious road traffic accidents
  • Hostage situations
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Natural and manmade disasters

Following that event, injury or accident, you may experience serious symptoms that will last for a long period of time, some of which may prevent you from functioning as you did before.

Some of the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder include:

  • Insomnia (being unable to sleep)
  • Flashbacks and nightmares, which may or may not be violent
  • Communication difficulties
  • Intense feelings of isolation
  • Problems managing your anger
  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling irritable
  • Extreme physical reactions to memories such as, increased heart rate, nausea, sweating.

In order to make a successful claim for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, you must be able to give evidence that your condition or symptoms were a direct result of the event or accident you experienced. Although it can be difficult, it is possible to make a claim for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder without any physical injuries.

If you feel that you have developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Our team here at Express Solicitors have years of experience dealing with causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and can even help put you in contact with rehabilitation experts, to ensure you make a full recovery.

We are 100% committed to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve, so give us a call today on 0161 904 4660 to discuss your claim with us for free.

  • Our Latest Case Studies

    Serious Injury Claims

    Tony's Story

    Frank's Story

    Lindsay's Story

  • Contact Details

    Serious Injury Site

    Call us on
    0161 9044 660

    Email
    [email protected]

    Address
    Express Solicitors
    Resolution House
    311-319 Palatine Road,
    Northenden,
    Manchester,
    M22 4HH,

    DX 29390,
    Northenden

    Find Us

  • Our Testimonials

    Nigel wins £115,000

    nigelIn 2003, Nigel Swan suffered a work related accident that led to the amputation  of his thumb.  When he was advised by his original law firm that his case had no prospects and that he should ‘let it go’, Nigel contacted Express Solicitors, which eventually won him £115,000 compensation, even though it was outside the three year deadline for claims.Nigel was loading a wheelbarrow onto a lorry at work when he broke his thumb.  He contacted a personal injury law firm t…
    Nigel Swan
  • Videos

    Serious Injury Claims

    Tony's Story

    Nigel's Story

    ITN Reports