Claiming for Psychological Trauma After a Motor Vehicle Accident.

Aug 18, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Injury

According to the MAIC, CTP Scheme Insights, Jan-Mar 2021 report, more than 78% of personal injury claimants suffered spinal injuries, and 40% suffered from injuries to the upper extremities (arms) over the last three years. However, more than 25% of all claimants also suffer serious psychological trauma, which may not manifest until some time after the accident.

Did you know that you can make a claim for compensation for the psychological trauma that occurs due to a motor vehicle accident? Most road accidents result in physical injuries to the head, face, neck, thorax, spine, upper extremities, abdomen, lower extremities and skin, many of which suffer debilitating psychological trauma. Serious psychological injury often occurs in instances where the individual suffers severe injury but can also develop when there is no permanent disability and may manifest as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) over time.

Symptoms of psychological injury and PTSD can include:

● Flashbacks.
● Insomnia.
● Nightmares.
● Withdrawal.
● Lack of appetite.
● Stress and anxiety.
● Lack of motivation.
● Inability to concentrate.
● Depression.

The severity of symptoms depends on the individual and the circumstances surrounding the accident; however, psychological trauma can have a long-lasting impact on the victim’s life. An inability to function in the same manner as before an accident often causes the victim to develop anxiety and depression, which can be debilitating and, in some cases, life-threatening.

Trilby Misso are highly experienced personal injury compensation lawyers based in Queensland. We understand that psychological trauma and PTSD can have long-lasting consequences for you, your future health and your family’s well-being. If you have been involved in a road accident either as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, our personal injury experts will help you get the maximum compensation payout. We offer a free initial consultation, and if you engage us to act on your behalf, we then operate on a No Win/ No Fee basis, meaning that you don’t pay unless we win your case. A clinical review, medical certificate, and an assessment and report from your Psychiatrist will help support your claim for compensation.

In a psychological trauma compensation claim, you can claim for:

● Nursing care.
● Disability services.
● Loss of wages and superannuation.
● Travel associated with medical appointments.

Our skilled legal experts will guide you through the complexities of the claims process to ensure that you fully understand the situation. We know that the prospect of going to court can be daunting; however, many compensation claims are settled out of court through skilled negotiation. Trilby Misso lawyers will do everything possible to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. The degree to which you are traumatised and your prognosis for recovery will ultimately determine the success of your claim.

Strict time limits apply for psychological trauma compensation claims, so it is essential that you obtain legal advice from our road accident compensation experts as soon as possible. So whether you have been involved in a road or public transport accident, call Trilby Misso today on 1300 731 582 to book your free initial consultation.