In the moment of an accident, you look down and check your hands, feet, and torso: are they all working? Is there any pain? Can you walk away from this?
What we cannot initially see is the impact an accident can have on a person’s mental health, psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Psychological or psychiatric injuries may result where a person has suffered a physical injury, road traffic accidents or through negligence of another party. However, even if a person emerges from a serious incident unscathed, a person may suffer from anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or sleep problems. For such injuries, redress can still be sought through financial compensation.
Following an accident, we can arrange for you to speak with an independent medical expert (normally a Consultant Psychiatrist or Psychologist) who could assess a person’s mental health and the impact that the accident has had on them. This would provide you and our Personal Injury team an outline of the nature and extent of any psychological or psychiatric injury and where appropriate we can arrange for easy treatment to be put in place. Often, once a report is received we will then be in a position to properly value this aspect of a client’s personal injury claim.
Jackson Boyd supports the #HereForYou campaign during the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Week, in the same way we support our clients, without stigma and with our sights focused on finding a solution.
For advice and assistance on Psychological or Psychiatric Injuries please contact our Personal Injury Team by clicking here or speak to a member of the team on 0333 222 1855.