Psychiatric and Psychological Injury Compensation

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?

Psychiatric Injury Solicitors - SwitalskisIf 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.

 

Our Brain & Serious Injury specialists

Mark Hollinghurst - Solicitor, Brain Injury and Professional Abuse

Mark Hollinghurst

Director & Solicitor

Ewan Bain Serious Injury Solicitor - Switalskis Doncaster

Ewan Bain

Solicitor

Julie Wilkinson - Switalskis Solicitors, Brain & Serious Injury

Julie Wilkinson

Litigation Executive

Cheryl Burfield Litigation Executive - Brain & Serious Injury

Cheryl Burfield

Litigation Executive

Lesley Graves, Professional Support Lawyer

Lesley Graves

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

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.

Call us now on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to discuss your circumstances. 

What our clients say

"Mark Hollinghurst is a very good lawyer and approaches his cases with care and thought. He has a pragmatic approach to litigation, seeking the sensible and workable outcome rather than becoming fixated upon being right – an admirable quality in a good solicitor."

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"He (Mark Hollinghurst) is nobody’s pushover and his calm manner and courteous style, even in the face of aggression from his opposite numbers, is a reflection of his quiet strength. I have no hesitation in saying that he is more than a safe pair of hands. He knows his stuff. He is doggedly determined – refusing to give up on cases many others had turned down."

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"Julie Wilkinson is efficient and a pleasure to deal with. She ensures the nuts and bolts are dealt with, without fuss."

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