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If you want to start a claim for Psychological Injury compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with Psychological Injury cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your Psychological Injury compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Psychological Injury injury sufferers.
If you want to proceed with your Psychological Injury compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your Psychological Injury 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. We are a no win no fee Psychological Injury personal injury solicitors.
Psychological Injury Compensation
What is Psychological Damage?
Psychological damage refers to the damage a person suffers to the psyche due to a traumatic event. A traumatic event in this case entails a one-time experience or continuing event or events that completely overwhelms an individual’s ability to integrate or cope with emotions or ideas that relate with that particular experience.
Though different experts in the field of psychology try to define psychological damage in a variety of different ways, the bottom line is that it is an individual’s subjective experience which determines if an even is traumatic or not traumatic. Therefore, any event or situation that creates psychological damage by overwhelming an individual’s ability to cope, can be considered traumatic. Leaving a person in fear of death, mutilation, annihilation, or psychosis is also classed as a traumatic event. The victim may feel cognitively, emotionally, and physically overwhelmed, and the circumstances of the event often involve the betrayal of trust, abuse of power, entrapment, pain, helplessness, confusion, and loss.
A traumatic event arises out of trauma. The definition of trauma in this respect is broad. It entails responses to one-time incidents such as accidents, crimes, surgeries, deaths, natural disasters, etc. It also includes any response to enduring experiences such as child abuse, combat, child neglect, abusive relationships, urban violence, extreme deprivation, etc.
For purposes of psychological injury compensation, the person claiming compensation due to a traumatic event has to prove that he/she is suffering from a positive psychiatric illness and he is not just suffering from distress, grief or any other emotion following a sad event.
How Much Compensation Can you Claim?
For the successful prosecution of a psychological injury claim, there should be a recognisable psychiatric injury. Severe traumatic events can cause families and individuals very devastating and profound effects. In these cases, the settlement compensation amounts are usually pegged high so as to reflect and acknowledge the gravity of the psychological damage resulting from the respective event.
There are a host of psychological conditions which are considered according to their unique set of circumstances special to the person affected. The psychological conditions that are often determined for psychological damage compensation often include:
- Brain damage
- Psychiatric damage
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
To determine the psychological injury claim amounts, the psychological damage is assessed and divided to severe psychological damage, moderately severe psychological damage, moderate psychological damage, mild psychological damage and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- Severe psychological damage is when there is a strong effect on the victim’s ability to cope with neither life nor work; the damage predisposes the victim to severe vulnerability in the future; there is a significant dent on the relationships and friendships of the victim; there is no likelihood that treatment is going to work. In this type of case, the compensation ranges from £20,000 to £60,000.
- For moderately severe psychological damage victims there is usually a more positive prognosis, but still there is evidence of the above named conditions in the victim. The compensation amounts usually fall between £10,500 and £30,ooo.
- There is usually a good prognosis for moderate cases of psychological damage, nevertheless, relationships get ruined. The claim amounts fall between £3000 and £10,500.
- The mild psychological damage cases are often brought into claims regarding other minor physical injuries. Compensation ranges between £750 and £3000.
- Lastly, post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition but on its own category. The amounts often range from £2000 for less severe cases up to £55,000 for the most serious cases.
How Do you tell the Symptoms of Psychological Injury and How do you Get Diagnosed?
After a traumatic event, or during continuing trauma, individuals react in a variety of ways. This means they can experience a broad range of emotional and physical reactions. The emotional or psychological symptoms of trauma include feeling disconnected or numb, anxiety and fear, shock and disbelief, guilt and self-blame, hopelessness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, and isolating oneself from other people. The physical symptoms of trauma manifest as fatigue, insomnia, aches and pains, racing heartbeat, edginess and agitation, muscle tension and being startled easily.
The symptoms will manifest depending on the severity of the psychological damage. They sometimes last a few days, or a few months and gradually fade as the victim processes the trauma.
Tylers are a no-win no-fee Compensation Claims Solicitor
To avoid a financial risk to the victim of psychological damage, the victim can hire Tylers as a no-win no-fee solicitor. This will not only save you from a financial risk, but also be an incentive to us to pursue the case quickly and thoroughly until we the victim justice.
How Do you Make a Compensation Claim?
Making a compensation claim begins with the victom filing a claim in court. You do this by filling in a claim form providing all the needed information. The court will in turn contact the defendant to let them know that the victim is seeking compensation. The second step to have the defendant assume liability so that both parties can begin the process of negotiating the compensation. But if the defendant denies liability, then the plaintiff has no other recourse but to let the court settle it.
How Long Until One Can Claim?
It is essential to file the compensation claim as early as possible when you clearly remember what transpired. Filing the compensation claim early also ensures that you can easily trace the witnesses before you lose track of them. However, generally, there is a statutory limit of three years within which a psychological injury victim has to make a compensation claim. Once the three year lapse, the compensation claim may not be allowed. Therefore, ensure you file the claim as early as possible. Do not delay.
Contact Tylers Solicitors today!
If you would like to make a compensation claim for a Psychological Injury case then call Tylers Solicitors today for a no-obligation chat on (freephone) 0800 699 0079 today!