Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

If you have been involved in any kind of an accident or incident that was not your fault and are suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) then you have a right to seek compensation for your disorder. PTSD is an emotional reaction and while the symptoms will usually pass after a few days, there are some cases where the symptoms can continue for years and have a serious, negative effect on a sufferer’s life. Stockslegal can help navigate the complex legal avenue of claiming compensation for PTSD.

Stress And Reactions

It is common for anybody that endures or even witnesses a major accident or incident to suffer some kind of emotional trauma. Symptoms can last for a few days and may include nightmares, flashbacks, and muscle tension. All of these will further combine to display some physiological symptoms too. In most instances, these symptoms will pass or disappear after a few days. While it is unusual for symptoms to continue for years or the rest of a person’s life it is possible.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

When a person suffers lifelong or extensive symptoms of this nature it is most often referred to as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many people will typically think of soldiers that suffer from PTSD when they return from a tour of duty but basically any trauma can lead to this condition. Road accidents, criminal attacks, or the loss of a limb caused by an accident are some of the potential causes of this disorder. Treatment can be difficult and long-winded but there is usually hope of recovery in the long run.

The Symptoms

Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may not start immediately after the event, but may start to surface after a few days or a few weeks. As most of the problems can take over a person’s life, they can also result in family and home problems. They may lead to the breakdown of a relationship and they can also lead to problems at work and the loss of employment. Depression, anxiety, and stress are some of the other common emotional symptoms of this potentially devastating illness.

The Treatment

Treatment for PTSD will usually take the form of a combination of both medication and counselling. Counselling will usually involve educating the patient on what the disorder is, how it is caused, and why it occurs. The patient will then talk about the incident which led to the problem with the aim of talking it through, identifying the stressor, and eventually helping the patient to dispel any negative emotions they may experience. Antidepressants and other forms of medication can also be combined with psychotherapy in order to help speed up or improve the recovery process.

Stockslegal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims

It has proven difficult in the past to be able to claim for psychological disorders, like PTSD, but judges and courts are more aware now than ever before of these problems. Stockslegal can help prepare a case and help fight for the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder compensation that you are rightfully owed.

Contact Stockslegal today on 0800 988 9055 and let us start helping you to make your claim.