A personal injury is more than just a one-time event. It can have lasting implications for your health both physically and mentally. Even if you're able to physically recover, you may still have nightmares or face post-traumatic stress from the incident.
For people who suffer from personal injuries, it's important not to overlook the potential for mental health disturbances. Traumatic incidents can lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues.
Can you file a claim for psychological stress after an accident?
Yes, it is possible to file a claim for psychological stress after an accident. To be able to seek a claim, you'll need to show that you have medical records on the mental health diagnosis and that you suffered it or had your condition exacerbated by the accident.
Emotional trauma isn't uncommon after a serious crash. You may have been exposed to violent trauma, death and horrifying scenes. The shock of the incident isn't always easy to get over, and you may struggle with issues such as:
- Social withdrawal
- Chronic fatigue
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
- Fluctuations in your weight
- Insomnia or sleep disturbances
- Feelings of being overwhelmed or embarrassed
The severity of your case may vary from other people's, but the truth is still that you deserve compensation. Compensation can help you afford treatment from medical providers who can help you through this troublesome time in your life. Thought talk therapy, medications or other treatments, you may be able to get on a path to wellness, and the compensation from the other party can help.