What is PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychiatric disorder in people who have experienced a traumatic event such as a serious accident, war or combat, a terrorist attack, sexual violence, or a natural disaster. It is a condition that can affect anyone at any age. People with PTSD have intense and disturbing feelings about their experience that can last for years after the traumatic events have ended.
At Robertsons Solicitors, our personal injury solicitors can help you with PTSD compensation because sometimes, an outside party can be held responsible. As the psychological effects of PTSD can be just as profound as physical injuries, it is only fair that you are entitled to a PTSD compensation payout.
What are the symptoms of Post traumatic Stress Disorder?
There are various symptoms and these can be grouped into four categories:
- Re-experiencing Symptoms
- Avoidance Symptoms
- Alertness and Reactivity Symptoms
- Feeling and Mood Symptoms
You will therefore see that the symptoms can range from flashbacks of the event(s) in question to using alcohol and drugs to avoid memories. Everyone is different with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, so no two people necessarily have the same symptoms. Ensuring that you receive help and advice is imperative in these situations. There are a number of charities that can assist including PTSD UK.
Why should you choose Robertsons Solicitors?
We are committed to getting the best possible outcomes for our clients with PTSD so that they can get the compensation and support they need. We believe in a personalized service where you guide the speed of the process and agree to the approach every step of the way.