PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? How Much Compensation Can I Claim? ( 2019 ) UK
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Hi, I’m Jack from LegalExpert.co.uk, we’re personal injury claims specialists – we’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we offer a no win no fee service. Today I’m gonna be looking at ptsd claims – that’s post traumatic stress disorder compensation claims and How much compensation you may be entitled to. If you like this video, please do hit that thumbs-up button as this will help us see what type of content people find helpful.
PTSD affects a person’s mental state following a traumatic event or episode in their lives. This can come from, but is by no means limited to, being involved in war, abuse, having experienced a major trauma in life like a road traffic incident or if your job involves dealing with traumatic situations.
To give you an idea of how much you may be entitled to claim, here’s some ptsd compensation case studies;
A claimant of a road traffic accident claimed £12,000 following an accident that involved them being trapped in a car after the car was hit be another vehicle which shunted her into a central reservation on a dual carriage way. Along with the common RTA injuries like neck pain, back pain and headaches, she was unable to shake the experience of the accident from her mind, reliving the accident over again each day, having regular nightmares and also finding it difficult to get back in a car.
For military ptsd case studies examples, if can sometimes be tricky to demonstrate how much may be claimed but one case study shows that a veteran with 14 years service was left suffering with PTSD for the rest of his life, he was awarded £160,000 after spending years fighting to get this maximum settlement.
Our final case study is a work related one. A security guard was attached by two suspected shoplifters. Following injuries to the head including a fractured skull as well as other injuries to the body he found that he was unable to return to work as a security guard, becoming depressed and withdrawn as well as suffering violent flash backs. He was diagnosed with PTSD and was awarded £150,000 in damages.
These figures might lead you to believe that all of these were ptsd compensation success stories but when asking ‘how much compensation do you get for ptsd’ it’s important to remember that every incident is it’s own unique event so the amount of compensation that you may receive for incidents that at first glance may appear to be the same as the previously mentioned case studies.
To give you an idea of how complex ptsd compensation claims are calculated here is a ptsd compensation chart which is a guide that breaks down what may be claimed.
In order to get a better idea of how much you may be able to claim, we highly recommend that you speak to a personal injury claims specialist, the good news for you is that we’re happy to offer you a completely free consultation, where we’ll talk through the your claim with you and advise you on your best next step. You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 652 7676 or visit our around the clock live chat service at LegalExpert.co.uk. If we believe that we’re able to assist you in your claim, we may offer to represent you on a no win no fee basis, this means that there won’t be any upfront fees and if your claim was to lose, then there’s not a penny to pay.
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