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PTSD Compensation Claim
If you want to start a claim for PTSD compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with PTSD cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for PTSD sufferers.
If you want to proceed with your PTSD compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your PTSD 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 PTSD personal injury solicitors.
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Men and women throughout Great Britain who have suffered from post traumatic stress disorder may be eligible to claim compensation from those who are responsible for causing the problems.
Recent developments in Great Britain’s court system have opened the door for claimants who can prove that they have post traumatic stress disorder to receive compensation from the party or parties who are responsible for the traumatic events that led to their PTSD. The nation’s courts have agreed that the cognitive disorder can be traced and attributed to perpetrators of abuse, neglect, and other similar incidents, and that victims should be eligible to receive money to compensate them for their emotional distress.
As with other mental disorders, the greatest difficulty when filing a claim for PTSD is definitively proving that the disorder can be attributed to the actions of an outside party. However, for victims who can meet that burden of proof, there may now be substantial post traumatic stress disorder compensation available which can both cover the cost of their care and improve the lives of themselves and their families.
Post traumatic stress syndrome is caused by an isolated, traumatic or stressful event that results in extended periods of anxiety, panic, or mental strain, which persist for at least a month past the time of the precipitating event. Though PTSD has no doubt existed for hundreds of years, it has only been identified in the time since the second World War, and our understanding of the disorder is still evolving.
However there is a substantial body of knowledge that we can use to definitively understand the disorder. For example, it is well known that war veterans are the most frequent sufferers of post traumatic stress disorder. Among those who suffer PTSD for reasons outside of battle, women are more likely to experience the disease than men. It is also frequently caused by domestic or familial violence, bad experiences with recreational drugs, and abuse suffered at the hands of foster care parents.
The symptoms of PTSD can manifest in a wide variety of ways. For some sufferers, PTSD will result in episodes which parallel the trauma experienced during the traumatic event. A classic example is assimilated sounds or visuals triggering memories of explosions on war zones.
In others, symptoms of the disorder are more subtle. Psychologist now consider persistent avoidance, hyperarousal and emotional numbing to be indicative of PTSD. This can result in victims being unable to remember clearly the traumas that caused their stress, being unwilling to revisit the places or people associated with the stress, or avoidance of specific thoughts and feelings – or other stimuli – that may channel remembrance of the events.
In experiences of symptoms, the key characteristic is that the victim is unable to put distance between themselves and the event that caused their stress. In one way or another, the stress remains present and persistent, and does not seem to “fade into the distance” in the way that stress typically does for sufferers.
In order to get a definitive diagnosis of PTSD, you must visit a certified psychologist or psychiatrist and request an evaluation. Before proceeding to court, you should get definitive diagnoses of PTSD from a number of psychologists – likely at least 3 to 4, and perhaps more. Remember that the burden of proof in claims like this is higher, and you will need to establish very clearly that you both suffer from PTSD and that it is attributable to a single event.
The amount of compensation that you can receive for your post traumatic stress disorder will depend greatly on the medical evidence, the length of time suffering and amongst other factors. In certain cases, victims have been able to pursue major companies or corporations for compensation, and ultimately, have been able to claim substantial settlements – often into the millions of pounds.
The only way to know definitively how much compensation is available is by contacting Tylers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder solicitors who can evaluate your case and discuss the costs you could receive for your medical disorder.
Absolutely. In every case we take on, we only receive compensation in the event that those who we represent also receive compensation. When we are unable to secure compensation for clients, there is no charge. Our work is done and funded by a No Win, No Fee agreement, formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement. Overall, there is no financial risk to your personal assets.
To learn more about PTSD, it is suggested that you visit a certified psychologist or psychiatrist to receive a professional evaluation. Once you are certain that your symptoms are a result of the disorder, then you can contact a local solicitor or barrister and discuss your options for receiving compensation.
Under compensation law, you must start your claim within 3 years of being diagnosed. Before starting a PTSD claim is important to ensure that your condition is fully documented and established, and that there is no question about either the validity or origin of the disorder. You will likely want to approach solicitors with at least 1 to 2 diagnoses in order to make very clear that your claim has validity.
After filling in our paperwork, together our personal injury solicitor will gather additional evidence to back up your claim. Remember, however, that no matter how clear cut your case, receiving compensation for your disorder will take time. Litigating your claims is a process, but that process can lead to a better life for yourself and your family.