Accident Related Anxiety Compensation Claims
Should you be involved in an accident that was not your fault, it may be possible to obtain personal injury compensation for any psychological symptoms suffered as a consequence. This may be the case even if you did not sustain physical injury as a result of the accident. In limited circumstances, it may even be possible to obtain compensation for psychological distress if you simply witnessed the accident or its aftermath.
Where you have not suffered any physical injury compensation can only be recovered if the psychological symptoms experienced are serious enough to fall in to a specified class of recognised psychiatric conditions. Strict criteria also apply limiting the types of claims where recovery for psychological symptoms will be possible in the absence of physical injury.
Where physical injury does occur it may be possible to recover compensation for any anxiety that arises as a consequence, even if this is not serious enough to fall in to the specified class of recognised psychiatric conditions.
The psychological effects of an accident are often overlooked but can have a significant bearing both on the rate and level of recovery. Individuals often have difficulty discussing psychological issues but it is important that consideration is given to such injury to promote recovery and to ensure that adequate compensation is obtained.
At Sintons we have a significant database of medical experts familiar with the psychological screening processes necessary to identify such psychological symptoms. Having said this, there are limited resources available on the NHS to treat psychological injury. As a consequence there are often significant waiting lists and symptoms can become entrenched before any treatment is obtained. To address this problem, we are able to obtain expert psychological treatment as part of your personal injury compensation claim, the costs of which will be recovered from the negligent party.
Should you have any queries regarding symptoms of anxiety arising from an accident or any aspect of personal injury compensation, you can contact Sintons for free and impartial advice.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.