Common Causes of PTSD
- Witnessing a traumatic event or violent incident
- Medical negligence
- Accident at work
- Car accident
- Public liability incident (such as a trip, slip or fall)
- Terror attack
- Domestic violence
- Robbery or attack
- Sexual abuse
- Sudden death of a loved one
Symptoms of PTSD
- Inability to concentrate
- Substance abuse
- Tremors or nervous twitch
- Destructive behaviours and self-harm
Can I make a claim for PTSD?
To successfully claim in negligence, you must first be professionally diagnosed with PTSD by a Doctor, Psychiatrist or Psychologist. You will also be required to prove that a third-party breached their duty of care, resulting in the traumatic incident.
How can I claim compensation for PTSD?
PTSD claims can be highly complex matters and it is recommended that you speak to a solicitor before accepting any compensation, as once you have accepted any offer you cannot claim for further compensation.
Extensive evidence is required to prove the link between the traumatic event and the PTSD symptoms. The impact that these symptoms have had upon your life will also be examined to calculate your compensation. You will then be able to file your claim with the guidance of your solicitor.
How long do I have to claim?
There are legal constraints placed upon when you are required to make a claim for PTSD. The general rule is that your claim must be submitted within two years of the traumatic incident or within two years of becoming aware of the symptoms that have occurred as a result of the proposed negligence.
Why choose us
PTSD claims can require extensive discussion about the traumatic event, your PTSD symptoms, and the impacts that they have had on your life. We understand that these discussions can be very difficult, and our solicitors are prepared to handle your claim with compassion.
PTSD cases can be highly complex legal matters, and our experienced solicitors possess the expertise needed to maximise your compensation.