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Mental Anguish

If you want to start a claim for Mental Anguish then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in Mental Anguish claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success, because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Mental Anguish.

If you want to proceed with your Mental Anguish compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079 and we can then proceed to talk you through your Mental Anguish compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.

This is a non-economic damage element that is normally put under the medical malpractices, personal injury cases, or defamation cases at some point. Mental anguish is a set of types of sufferings that include stress, fright, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. In most of the mental anguish cases, the victim will receive compensation for the anguish. Nonetheless, it can also be categorised under the non-economic damages.

When does it occur?

Mental anguish will occur when the victim suffers the torment of the mind. It could be that a person is overworked, and the boss is not ready to compromise with them. Also, if a junior staff joins a company and he is harassed by the senior staff that have been in the organisation for long, it will lead to mental anguish. The victim might be facing some personal challenges. For instance, if they lose a close friend or relative, then they are overloaded with work. This will torment them, and they might not work effectively. In most cases, the person will end up having health disorders that are caused by the condition they are in. So when the victim has proof of mental anguish that results from the workplace, then they will be eligible for a mental anguish compensation claim.

How much compensation can you claim?

The compensation for the mental anguish will range from one condition to another. Other than that, other factors will also affect the final compensation. Here are some factors that will affect the compensation value:

  • The degree of damage. The mental anguish will be rated according to impact it has on the life of the person. If the damage is minor, the person will receive a small amount.
  • The length of suffering. Some victims tend to stay with the suffering for long enough. As a result, their entire life will be affected. When the brain is tortured for long, it will end up affecting the life of the victim. This will mean that the compensation value will increase in the final run.
  • The impact on the work life of the victim. One major point of focus is whether the victim cannot work efficiently due to the mental anguish. It will apply if there is any impact on the work life of the victim.

Medical bills. If the victim got treated for the mental anguish that was brought up from the workplace, the money would be added to the compensation value. Also, if the overall health of the person has deteriorated as a result of the mental distress, they will get compensated. In some situation, the victim could go to a doctor for a diagnosis, and then they are told that they are full of health without the mental anguish. If it is later found out that the person is suffering from mental anguish, the doctor will be charged with medical negligence.

The compensations will start from about £1,000 to over £100,000. The condition of the victim will determine the compensation amount. One lady in Liverpool was paid £50,000 after her mental anguish compensation claim was successful.

How to identify the symptoms and get diagnosed?

Mental anguish can be identified from the outside, though, in most cases, the victim is the only one who will feel the real pain. Below are some of the symptoms of mental anguish:

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Sudden bitterness
  • Guilt
  • Loss of consortium
  • Self-hatred
  • Loss of morale

These are the common symptoms of the mental turmoil. They will need medical attention soon enough to avoid further damages. When the victim visits the doctor, the doctor will take them through a diagnosis to prove that they are fine. The diagnosis can entail equipment that measure the heart beat and the response of the brain. It can also be a therapy session by a professional, who will then determine if the patient has a mental torment.

Are you a No Win, No Fee’ Claims Solicitor?

We work at offering the deserved help to our clients. That is why we are these type of solicitors. This implies clients are only required to pay when they successfully get your compensation. In case the claim is not successful, then they will not be asked to pay for any service.


Which is the right way to make compensation claim?

The first thing you will need to do when you suspect that you have a mental anguish is to visit a doctor for a diagnosis. As you go to the doctor, it is important to remember that there must be a proof that the condition started from the workplace. If the doctor diagnoses you with the mental anguish, you will request for a letter to prove that you suffer from the condition. Also, you will need to have evidence that it started from your workplace.

After that, you will need to find a qualified personal injury solicitor in the UK. When you find the solicitor, you will provide the necessary documents and the case will commence. Unless there are enough pieces of evidence and documents, the solicitor will not start the case and cannot present it in court.

How long until I can claim?

The compensation length of the claim will range from one case to another. It can range from less than a month to more than a year.

A case of a man in Manchester, who was in a mental anguish for two straight years ended up in court, and the man was paid £150,000. The reason for the huge amount was that the person had lost a relative, which affected him. At work, he did not get leave for the burial, meaning that he missed the burial. The man tried to request for leave, but he was threatened to be fired if he did not want to work. As a breadwinner of the family, the man was forced to stay. It was only after 18 months that the wife found out that her husband was denied leave to bury the cousin. After filling the claim request, the case commenced, and he ended up being paid £150,000.

If you have suffered mental anguish as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.

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