Post Traumatic Stress
A person is entitled to make a personal injury claim regardless of whether they have actually suffered a physical injury or not, this is what we call a psychological injury claim. These types of personal injuries can be life-altering. To prove a psychological injury you must be able to show that you suffered a quantifiable psychological injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or failure while in their duty of care.
To be eligible to claim for Post traumatic Stress (PTSD) you need to have records indicating you have suffered a physical injury that resulted in emotional pain and suffering. PTSD is difficult to define and becomes apparent in different forms, but below is a list of some of the more common symptoms.
Symptoms of PTSD include:
- A sense of alienation or disassociation from events and other individuals
- Irritability or nervousness
- Outbursts of anger
- Sleeping difficulties, and;
- Physical reactions that occur when you are reminded of the situation that occurred, such as sweating, nausea, or an increase in heart rate.
McGinley Solicitors have a significant experience advising clients regarding PTSD claims, contact us today to discuss your case.