Professional legal advice for psychiatric and psychological injuries
Suffering a psychiatric or psychological injury can change your life just as profoundly as even the most severe physical injuries. Because they aren't visible, such illnesses can be hard to assess and prove. If you've suffered a psychiatric or psychological injury, we can help you understand whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation.
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How do Psychiatric Injuries occur?
If you are involved in a traumatic incident, such as a crash or fall, you may suffer both physical and psychiatric injuries. These two types of injury can combine to make life extremely difficult and distressing. The types of psychiatric injury can include:
- PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
- Anxiety Disorder
- Mood (or depressive) Disorder
- SSD (Somatic Symptom Disorder)
In some instances, witnesses of traumatic incidents can also claim for compensation. Typically though, compensation can only be claimed for secondary psychiatric injuries like this, if the incident involved a loved one or close relative of the person witnessing it.
How can legal advice help me?
If you've suffered for some time already with physical and psychiatric injuries, it can be difficult to know where to begin. We can help you make sense of your situation, assess your circumstances and start to plan for your future.
It's likely that you'll need a combination treatment, rehabilitation and changes to your home and lifestyle. All of this comes at a cost and we can help you quantify the amount and type of compensation you need. We can even help you secure interim payments so that you can start taking the necessary steps without having to wait until the conclusion of your compensation claim.
We focus on you and your complex needs first and what you will need to do to address them. Then we look to ensure that your compensation claim is adequate to fully meet those needs and help you adapt to the many ways that your life will change. In some instances we can even refer you to providers of specialist rehabilitation.
How is legal advice funded?
There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ medical negligence claim. In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. We can review and discuss the funding options available to you and help you decide on the best route to take.
How can Switalskis help me?
Psychiatric injuries can be extremely complex so it's vital that you get the right legal advice from an experienced specialist. We have a very strong record of helping clients move forward and of securing vital interim payments to help get prompt treatment and rehabilitation.