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|Complex regional pain syndrome||£24,000 - £73,000|
|Serious psychiatric damage||£48,000 - £101,000|
|Moderate psychiatric damage||£5,100 - £16,000|
|Mild psychiatric damage||£1,300 - £5,000|
Psychiatric injuries are likely to occur as a result of a traumatic or stressful experience. These trigger incidents can be as wide ranging as a car accident or criminal assault, or exposure to excessive pressure or demands in your working environment.
The figures provided above are average amounts of compensation claimed by sufferers of similar injuries, and are to be used as a guide only. If you think you could be entitled to compensation, get in touch with us today for a clearer idea of what you could claim for your injury.
Effects of Psychiatric Injuries
On the outside, someone suffering from psychiatric damage may appear to be functioning normally. However, on the inside they may be suffering from a mental illness, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic fatigue. These illnesses can be incredibly debilitating, causing problems at work, difficulties maintaining relationships with partners, friends and family, or an inability to leave the home.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a psychiatric injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should carefully consider speaking to a solicitor to discuss making a claim for compensation, which can greatly help with the recovery from, and management of, the condition.
How Compensation Could Help You
When it comes to compensating someone for a psychiatric injury, there are a number of factors that are taken into consideration. They include:
- Your ability to cope with life and work
- The effect on your family
- The extent to which treatment should be successful
- Future vulnerability to further psychiatric injur
A financial payout can be used to allow rapid access to treatments, including those not available on the NHS. These can include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and other appropriate medical treatment.
Remember, the figures on our compensation calculator are average amounts - for a more accurate estimation of how much you may be able to claim for psychiatric damage, contact JMW today.
If you would like to find out more about how to claim compensation, read our guide by clicking here. You can also read more about serious psychological injuries here, and post-traumatic stress disorder here.