Depression Due to an Accident or Medical Negligence

If you are suffering from depression as a result of being involved in an accident or incident that was someone else's fault, or a medical error, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Depending on the circumstances, you may even be entitled to claim if you witnessed a close family member sustaining injury. The professional and highly experienced team at JMW understands that depression can be a life-changing illness and we will strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Speak to us today to find out how to make a claim.

Getting in contact with the team is easy. Simply call us on 0800 054 6570 or complete our online enquiry form. When you get in touch we can advise you on your case and we will explain the next steps to take.

About Depression Claims

Clinical depression is a psychological disorder that seriously affects the lives of sufferers and those closest to them. Typically, depression will make an individual suffer feelings of low mood for weeks, months or, in some cases, years.

Symptoms of Depression

Feelings of low mood is not the only symptom of depression.  There are several physical, psychological and social symptoms that may indicate someone is suffering from depression. These vary widely between different people, and it is very important to remember that people can be affected by depression in different ways.  Some common symptoms of depression include:

  • Feelings of low self-esteem
  • Continuous low mood and lack of motivation
  • Feeling anxious
  • Disturbed sleep and feeling tired
  • Change in appetite or lack of appetite
  • Mood swings
  • Inability to enjoy hobbies or pastimes

In more extreme cases, suffering from suicidal feelings may also affect a victim of depression.  You may not suffer every symptom we have listed on this page, or you may be suffering from every symptom.  But if you have concerns about yourself, or have noticed a loved one who appears to be exhibiting some of these symptoms, you must arrange to speak with a medical expert.

Many people who have suffered a life-changing accident or injury, or been victims of a medical error or misdiagnosis, go on to develop clinical depression.  If you have suffered depression as a result of the negligence of other people, you may be in a position to make a claim to compensate you for the harm caused. 

Causes of Depression

Depression can develop for various reasons. Sometimes there is one trigger event, and sometimes several different factors can combine to trigger it, often referred to as a 'downward spiral' of events.  In some cases, the negligent actions of others can lead to depression. Some causes of depression that clients we’ve worked with have cited include:

  • The trauma of medical errors
  • Misdiagnosis of an illness
  • Being in a traumatic accident
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Witnessing an upsetting or traumatic accident

Why Choose JMW?

At JMW we understand the complexity of depression and work hard to treat you with the utmost care and respect during the claims process. We always handle such cases with great sensitivity and professionalism, providing you with all of the advice and support you need at what can be an incredibly difficult time.

The JMW team is highly experienced in cases of this type and we will fight your corner to make sure you achieve the outcome you deserve. Contact us for free to find out more about how we can help you today.

Talk to Us

If you or a member of your family has suffered from depression due to the negligence of others, get in touch with us to find out how you can claim for compensation.

Speak to us by calling 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as possible to discuss your case in more detail.

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