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Post-traumatic stress disorder?
PTSD compensation Claims Scotland
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur after a person experiences a traumatic or highly stressful event. PTSD can be caused due to a lot of reasons, from being in an accident to witnessing a violent incident.
While some type of shock and distress is not uncommon after witnessing or being the victim of a violent or traumatic episode, it is only classified as PTSD if the symptoms continue for more than a month after the actual event.
If you have had PTSD, we understand how hard it can be to cope. Along with being emotionally draining, PTSD can affect your family life and social life and prevent you from going to work.
It can also build on financial pressure on your situation.
If your PTSD was the result of an injury or accident, which was someone else’s fault or negligence, then you might make a compensation claim to cover the effect and costs you’ve experienced.
If you want to claim for PTSD, you should first get in touch with our legal adviser for free or request a call back by filling secure online forms.
PTSD can cause a lot of reasons, from being in an accident to witnessing a violent incident :
- Combat during military service
- Criminal assault or abuse
- Witnessing a death or severe injury
- The sudden death of someone close to you
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in the workplace
- Police, firefighters, paramedics, and military personnel are mostly found out of suffering from PTSD.
- Because of their job, they witness and tolerate the gravity of the violent incidents.
The symptoms of PTSD
the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder may seem like “everyday life”, but cumulatively they can be life-changing. Some of the typical symptoms of PTSD include:-
Nightmares, Sleeping disorders, Flashbacks, Mood swings, Hyperarousal, Thoughts of suicide, Avoidance tactics
If you can imagine daily suffering from an array of these symptoms together, this is always the life of a person living with PTSD. Therefore, it will be no surprise to learn that these increase in symptoms can bring on an array of other issues such as:-
Violent outbursts, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks
How to start a PTSD compensation claims Scotland
If you think you have PTSD, it is recommended to speak to your GP, who may prescribe medication to help manage your stress (particularly as PTSD could often be accompanied by Depression or Anxiety), and refer you for counselling. A medical examination will also be needed to estimate the extent of the PTSD and future prognosis.
If you want to claim, your first step should be to get in touch with our legal adviser for free. They will be able to tell whether you have a claim or not. They will discuss your situation and incident for the case, but they will never force you to answer a question if you don’t feel comfortable.
- To strengthen your case, your lawyer will gather evidence, such as:
- police and hospital records,
- eye-witness accounts,
- photos of incident
- CCTV footage of your accident and illness,
- workplace accident books
And any other information which can use to prove that you were an innocent victim of the accident caused by someone else’s fault.
How much compensation will you receive?
The instruction for PTSD compensation payouts has been set on from previous cases involving psychological trauma because of threatened death, sexual violation, and serious injuries. As every PTSD claim is different and symptoms may vary in severity or the type of person, so can the compensation amount you receive– such as travel costs, medical fees, or lost payments due to time off work, both now and in the future.
Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment will help you regain a sense of control over your life. The initial treatment is psychotherapy but can also involve medication. Combining these treatments can help improve your stress by:
- Teaching you skills to address your symptoms
- Encouraging you to think better
- Learning to cope with any reoccurring symptoms
- Treating other issues often related to traumatic experiences, such as depression, anxiety, or misuse of alcohol or drugs
- Some of the PTSD treatment methods:
- Two strands Treatments for PTSD: talking and non-talking:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – to avoid the types of thinking which cause stress.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – This helps patients control their thoughts.
- Group psychotherapy: Your therapist can help you develop stress management skills to control stressful situations better.
- Medication – This can improve your mood and other symptoms