Are you suffering from PTSD as a result of an accident or injury that was caused by somebody else? if so you could be entitled to claim Post Traumatic Stress Disorder compensation.
A Psychiatric or Psychological injury can occur when you have been exposed to a traumatic experience, such as a road traffic accident, accident at work or assaults. Such illnesses include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression.
What is PTSD?
PTSD, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening events such as military combat or serious accidents adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.
People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.
What are the symptoms?
People with PTSD experience three different kinds of symptoms:
- The first set of symptoms involves reliving the trauma in some way such as becoming upset when confronted with a traumatic reminder or thinking about the trauma when you are trying to do something else.
- The second set of symptoms involves either staying away from places or people that remind you of the trauma, isolating from other people, or feeling numb.
- The third set of symptoms includes things such as feeling on guard, irritable, or startling easily.
PTSD is marked by clear biological changes as well as psychological symptoms. PTSD is complicated by the fact that people with PTSD often may develop additional disorders such as depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other problems of physical and mental health. The disorder is also associated with impairment of the person’s ability to function in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems and divorces, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.
What is the treatment?
PTSD can be treated with psychotherapy (‘talk’ therapy) and medicines such as antidepressants. Early treatment is important and may help reduce long-term symptoms. Unfortunately, many people do not know that they have PTSD or do not seek treatment.
What to do now?
If you believe you are suffering from PTSD as a result of an accident or assault then you may be entitled to compensation. Please call our solicitors on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802, chat to us online or complete our simple form now and one of our solicitors will contact you at a convenient time to discuss your requirements with no obligation and on no win no fee terms.