While personal injuries are often thought of as life-damaging accidents whereby you’re physically injured and unable to carry on with the life you had before – what happens when those incidents didn’t impose physical limitations on your life?
Psychological injuries can be just as damaging to your way of life. The impact of how an incident can change your approach to life or any subsequent psychological illnesses brought on by the accident is often just as limiting. So we’re here to shed light on the support you can expect to gain after a psychological injury.
What counts as a psychological injury?
The most common psychological injuries are as follows:
- Mental harm
- Suffering and Damage as a direct consequence of the action or lack of action by an individual
These translate to:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
While the three above are the most common, the list is not extensive. If you feel like you are unable to go about your usual life after an incident then we will be able to assess your situation.
What health conditions can prolonged psychological injury bring about?
Living in a prolonged state of psychological distress or stress brought upon by an incident can cause a variety of ailments that impact your day-to-day life.
The following physical symptoms are common:
- Headaches and migraines
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Skin conditions
- Mental illnesses
The most common mental symptoms of psychological injuries are:
- Constantly feeling emotional
- Always feeling overwhelmed/on edge
- Short-term memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Use of alcohol/drugs as an emotional crutch
How do we prove a psychological injury?
A psychological injury in theory is relatively straightforward to prove. You need to prove that the damage suffered as a direct consequence of the injury or incident you obtained.
Gathering the necessary evidence for your claim will be integral to building your case and ensuring that the full extent of your injuries and the causation of them are known. It’s important to show that your injuries were brought about by negligence or deliberate causation.