Psychological Injury at Work Compensation Claims

Should you suffer psychological symptoms as a result of an accident at work, it may be possible to recover personal injury compensation even if you did not sustain physical harm at that time. In certain circumstances, it may even be possible to recover compensation for psychological symptoms if you simply witnessed the accident or its aftermath.

In the absence of physical injury however compensation will only be recoverable if you suffer symptoms that fall in to a specified class of psychological conditions. It will also be necessary to establish that your claim falls within the strict criteria laid down by the Courts to allow recovery for psychological symptoms in the absence of physical injury.

Where physical injury does occur, the psychological effects of an accident are often overlooked but can have a significant bearing both on the rate and level of recovery. Individuals often have difficulty discussing psychological issues but it is important that consideration is given to such injury to promote recovery and to ensure that adequate compensation is obtained.

At Sintons, we have access to a significant database of medical experts who are familiar with the psychological screening processes necessary to identify whether there is in fact psychological injury arising from a particular incident.

Having said this, there are limited resources available on the NHS to treat psychological injury. As a consequence there are significant waiting lists and symptoms can become entrenched before any treatment is obtained. To address this problem, we are able to obtain expert psychological treatment as part of your personal injury compensation claim, the costs of which will be recovered from the negligent party.

Should you have any queries regarding psychological injury at work or any aspect of personal injury compensation, you can contact Sintons for free and impartial advice.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.