Psychiatric Injury Claims
It is a pretty well known fact that if you have suffered a personal injury then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Most people associated personal injury with physical injuries and do not realise that you can actually claim compensation for psychiatric injuries as well. In many cases psychiatric injuries go hand in hand with physical injuries whilst in other cases an accident may only result in a psychiatric injury.
Compensation for Psychiatric Injury – Personal Injury Claims Lawyers Leeds
Common examples of psychiatric injury include post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a car accident or being overly stressed at work or suffering from a fear of heights following a fall. The law allows the victims in these situations to make a claim for compensation because in most cases they will be owed a duty of care, for example, employers owe their employees a duty of care to ensure that their employees are safe and that vulnerable individuals are offered counselling. In the same way drivers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of other road users.
There is no fixed amount of compensation for psychiatric injuries and the amount of compensation that will be awarded to a claimant will depend on his or her individual circumstances, but it can range from £1,000 to over £100,000. The amount of compensation will be based on a number of factors including the impact it has had on the individual’s life, the impact on their family and the prognosis.
Make a Claim for Psychiatric Injury
If you want to make a psychiatric injury compensation claim then you should speak to a personal injury lawyer in Leeds, who will be able to advise you on the merits (and de-merits) of your case. A Leeds personal injury lawyer will help you to gather medical evidence and help you to reclaim any other losses you have incurred from medical bills to loss of income.
Please note a successful claim must be brought within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the psychiatric illness (three years from their 18th birthday in the case of a child) and therefore you should not delay meeting with and bringing a claim through your Leeds personal injury lawyer.
Psychiatric Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors Leeds
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
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