At least 25% of individuals exposed to a traumatic event or series of events will develop at least one or more psychological illnesses.
Typical psychological illnesses arising out of exposure to trauma include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Grief and adjustment reactions
- Drug and/or alcohol dependency
The most common categories of traumatic events include:
- Road, air and rail accidents
- Accidents at work
- Abuse (physical, sexual and/or emotional)
- Natural or other disasters
- Terrorist attacks
Unlike a physical injury you may not immediately experience or recognise the signs and symptoms of a psychological injury. In some cases you may not associate your symptoms with trauma for weeks, months and commonly years.
Who can claim?
We are able to act on behalf of any individual who has sustained psychological injuries through an accident that was not their fault.
What does it cost?
How can we help?
We have a dedicated team of lawyers who deal with a variety of personal injury and accident claims day in day out.
Our personal injury team has a range of qualified lawyers from partners to experienced legal assistants with over 30 years experience so that you can be sure the right person will be handling your claim.
We have extensive experience of dealing with these types of claims both locally and on a national basis.
The expert psychological injury team have successfully brought group actions against the Ministry of Defence (MOD) relating to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of combat.
If you have suffered a significant personal injury, contact a member of our team on 0161 832 6972 or email a summary of your claim, with your contact details, to firstname.lastname@example.org.