Post traumatic stress disorder compensation claims

If you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following your time in the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy or The Army, you may be entitled to compensation. No matter what form of military service you have been a part of, your division should provide protection and support during or after an active tour of duty. Therefore, if you are suffering from PTSD and believe you have been failed by the military, you may be able to claim for post-traumatic stress disorder compensation.

Here at Stephensons, our solicitors can help build a case for compensation on your behalf. We work with leading health professionals to ascertain the severity of your PTSD and determine how your symptoms are a direct result of your military service. For free initial advice and to discuss your potential personal injury claim call us on 0203 816 0065.

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What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

PTSD occurs after a person is either involved in or witnesses a traumatic event, hence why it can be relatively common with those who have served in the military. Post-traumatic stress disorder can cause feelings or distress, upset and confusion following a traumatic event, and these feelings can occur soon after or years later. Experiencing emotional and physical reactions such as insomnia and anger is also common in PTSD sufferers. If your symptoms last longer than a month or seem very extreme, you may be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

PTSD can also be referred to as:

  • Shell shock
  • Soldier’s heart
  • Battle fatigue
  • Combat stress
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS)

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What are the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder?

The symptoms of PTSD will vary from person to person, but sufferers most commonly experience:

  • Vivid flashbacks of an incident
  • Regular, debilitating anxiety attacks
  • A significant fear of crowds
  • Nightmares and loss of sleep
  • Intense distress when thinking about the traumatic incident
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Emotional numbness
  • Headaches
  • Stomach problems
  • Chest pains

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and have not yet spoken to your GP, book an appointment as soon as possible and explain that you think you may have post-traumatic stress disorder.

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How do I start my post-traumatic stress disorder claim?

It is beneficial when claiming compensation for PTSD that your medical history supports what you are claiming compensation for. For example, if your medical history shows that you have been diagnosed by your GP with post-traumatic stress disorder most likely the result of a specific incident, this will help when making a claim. However, there is no need to worry about this initially - contact our claim solicitors at Stephensons to discuss your situation, no matter what stage of the process you are at. If you haven’t yet spoken to a medical professional about your symptoms, a solicitor at Stephensons will be happy to explain the stages of the process when making a claim.

At Stephensons, our expert PTSD compensation claim solicitors pride themselves on giving the very best legal advice, support and emotional help to sufferers of this debilitating disorder. All cases are treated confidentially with the utmost respect and sympathy - your best interests are at the heart of everything we do. As this type of compensation claim can be particularly complex, you need the help of experienced solicitors with a proven track record of successfully claiming compensation for PTSD sufferers. 

Our solicitors have a broad knowledge of military injury claims and would be happy to discuss your personal situation with you. If you would like to no more about claiming for post-traumatic stress disorder, contact us for a free no obligation discussion on 0203 816 0065.

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