Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) covers a range of symptoms which can develop after an individual experiences a traumatic event.
Diagnosing PTSD is becoming more commonplace as the condition is more widely understood.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can involve symptoms such as panic attacks, flashbacks, sleep disturbance/inability to sleep, depression, lethargy, crying, mood swings, anger management issues, substance or alcohol abuse, feelings of isolation and relationship issues. It is important to seek professional medical help if you develop symptoms or experience a change in mood or personality after a traumatic event.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors are renowned for handling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder compensation claims and frequently advise those who have been diagnosed with PTSD after suffering trauma from an incident caused by negligence on how to make a claim for PTSD compensation.
Duncan Lewis is also the UK’s largest firm of Legal Aid mental health solicitors, so we are able to offer specialised legal advice to those who have been diagnosed with PTSD.
Our claims specialists frequently handle post-traumatic stress disorder claims resulting from negligence which involve:
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors also advise on compensation claims for PTSD involving:
There is usually a three-year limitation period for making a compensation claim for PTSD.In some circumstances limitation can be extended.
Such claims can be complex because of the range of symptoms involved, so Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors always advise clients to contact us as soon as possible after a PTSD injury to discuss making a claim.
Children who develop PTSD caused by negligence can make claim up for PTSD which developed before the age of 18 up to the age of 21. Your Duncan Lewis solicitor can also advise parents or guardians on how to make a claim on behalf of a child by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors always press for maximum compensation for PTSD claims – and can also advise on access to welfare benefits and therapies to help you cope with the trauma you have experienced and put you on the road to recovery.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors usually accept post-traumatic stress disorder claims on a no win no fee basis.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors have offices across England and Wales – call 033 3772 0409 and ask to speak to one of our specialist claims solicitors about making a claim for PTSD. A family member can call on behalf of a loved one who is recovering from other injuries or if they are unable to call.
Post-traumatic stress disorder can ruin lives without the support that is needed to recover and heal. Duncan Lewis claims solicitors offer a supportive legal service to those making compensation claims for PTSD –
and will ensure you receive the compensation you need to help you move forward and rebuild your life.