Psychological Injury Claims
Often, suffering an injury involves so much more than just the physical pain and the time needed to recover from it. Psychological pain and suffering are just as real as physical pain and can last decades after your body has healed. Therefore, psychological injuries demand and deserve the same amount of attention and recovery time as physical injuries, if not more.
Psychological injuries typically occur as a direct result of a particularly traumatic event in your life.
It could take years of extensive psychotherapy treatment before you can even begin to get back to your normal routine. The stress of dealing with this type of trauma can be extremely difficult and seemingly impossible to overcome, especially when you have a family to support. The professional attorneys at Mirian Personal Injury Law Firm want to make your recovery a little bit easier by offering you the legal support to claim your psychiatric and psychological injury compensations.
If you’re researching how to file psychological injury claims for stress and depression that are directly caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, then we can help with your case.
What is a Psychological Injury?
A psychological injury is any harm that’s caused to your mind or mental state. This can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety disorder, mental disorders, brain damage, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, substance abuse disorder, psychosis, and many more.
Any personal injury, such as a car accident or slip and fall incident that’s caused by someone else’s blatant negligence or recklessness that results in you developing a mental or emotional disorder, could be classified as a psychological injury.
Treatments for psychological disorders can be cost-prohibitive for a lot of patients who are suffering through it, but it’s important that you seek the medical attention you need so that you can work toward rebuilding your life after your accident.
Psychiatric Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of a psychological injury can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, both physically and mentally. Here are some of the symptoms you might experience if you’ve recently endured an emotionally and psychologically traumatic event:
- Sadness and hopelessness
- Anxiety and fear
- Insomnia, nightmares, or night terrors
- Extreme fatigue
- Muscle tension, aches, and pains throughout your body
- Difficulty concentrating
- Being easily startled
- Shame, guilt, and blaming yourself for what happened to you
- Disorientation, light-headedness
- Denial or shock
- Extreme mood swings
- Feeling numb or completely disconnected from the world
- Closing yourself off from those around you
- Irritability and anger
- Recoiling when people touch you
- Developing an irregular heartbeat
Compensation Payouts for Psychological Injuries
In the eyes of the law, a psychological injury can be considered mental harm that’s directly caused by the reckless action or inaction of another person.
Someone who suffers a psychological injury may have the right to sue for damages. The amount of those damages depends largely on the details of the case, and that’s exactly where we come in. Our personal injury lawyers are prepared to handle your case for you. Contact us today to book your free case assessment.