Disclaimer

Compensation is awarded based on the symptoms of your injury, and not the type of injury suffered. This means the values given are only estimates and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your case.

Whilst we do make an effort to keep the information on this website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, you should only treat this information as a guideline. We do not accept liability for any inaccurate or out-of-date information contained on this website at any given time.

A list of the most common mental illnesses and claim worth can be found below.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (£3,000 ~ £17,600)

You could be awarded between £3,000 and £17,600 as compensation for suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by witnessing a shocking event.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder. PTSD is caused by witnessing a distressing event or by being the victim of a very traumatic experience. PTSD can develop immediately, but can sometimes take months or even years to appear. Symptoms of PTSD include constant flashbacks of the traumatic event, changes to breathing and pulse rates, difficulty in controlling temper, difficulty in sleeping, recurring distressing dreams, extreme fear and more.

Find out how we can help if you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a traumatic experience.

Severe post-traumatic stress disorder (£17,600 ~ £76,500)

You could be awarded between £17,600 and £76,500 as compensation for suffering from a serious post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by witnessing a shocking event.

Severe post-traumatic stress disorder can be permanent and/or require several years of continued treatment. Severe PTSD can be classed as a significant disability as it can disrupt your quality of life. Your symptoms can make it difficult to work or find work.

Find out how we can help if you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a traumatic experience.

Psychiatric injury (£1,100 ~ £14,500)

You could be awarded between £1,100 and £14,500 as compensation for suffering from a psychiatric injury triggered by witnessing a shocking event.

If you have developed a mental illness as a result of witnessing a shocking event, then you can claim for psychiatric injury. The terms psychiatric injury and psychological injury are both interchangeable. Examples of psychiatric disorders include depression, phobia, anxiety, memory loss and changes in personality. You cannot claim for shock, grief, distress or fear as they are classed as emotions.

Severe psychiatric injury (£14,500 ~ £88,000)

You could be awarded between £14,500 and £88,000 as compensation for suffering from a psychiatric injury triggered by witnessing a shocking event.

Your compensation for psychiatric injuries will depend on the symptoms of the disorder. Long-lasting or permanent psychiatric injuries will be awarded more compensation as they are deemed serious symptoms. Your compensation will also depend on how big of an impact your psychiatric injuries affect your social and work life. Psychiatric injuries that prevent you from working are classed as serious psychological injuries.

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Don’t worry if you cannot find your condition. You can still claim even if your mental illness is not listed. It would be impossible to list and cover every type of mental illness here. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from a condition or illness that you think could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.

Claiming compensation for mental illness

Are you suffering from mental illness that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and are experienced with assisting claims for mental illness. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.

If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.

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