Psychological Compensation

Psychological compensation can sometimes be awarded to victims of a non-intentional accident irrespective of whether there are any physical signs of trauma. Psychological compensation claims alone are much harder to prove, as a medical professional will have to support your claim with an assessment of how the trauma has affected your psychological condition in comparison to how it was previously. You may also be required to go through subsequent evaluations by a psychologist acting on behalf of the defendant, as claims for psychological injury compensation – not being physically tangible – are awarded on professional opinion, rather than plaster casts and x-ray images.  

Psychological Trauma & Compensation Claims

Psychological trauma can happen for a number of reasons, and psychological injury compensation claims can only be made when it is possible to prove that there was a “lack of care” which caused the subsequent trauma. In events such as a road traffic accident, the claim for psychological compensation could be attached to the claim for personal injury compensation, however other sources of psychological trauma may have no physical manifestations but clearly demonstrate a “lack of care” – such as bullying in the workplace. Section 8 of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act states that an employer has the responsibility “to prevent any improper conduct or behaviour likely to put the safety, health and welfare of employees at risk”. Bullying (which includes sexual harassment) on the grounds of gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller community contravenes this Act, and although you may not able to sue the employer for psychological injury compensation through the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act, you may be able to make a claim for psychological compensation through a solicitor.

Making your Psychological Compensation Claim

Although psychological trauma is usually not instantly evident in a victim, if you believe that there is reason to make a claim for psychological compensation you should contact us as soon as the condition becomes apparent. Each case is unique and even though the psychological condition may initially be considered to be a short term ailment, you are taking a chance if you agree to an early settlement without a complete medical examination and professional representation. Your psychological injury compensation may well be totally inadequate if your condition requires ongoing treatment.

Our team of experienced injury compensation claims solicitors look at each case on its individual merits, and we offer a free advice telephone service for you to call if you feel there is cause to make a claim for psychological injury compensation. Due to the nature of psychological injuries, we advise you not to delay in contacting us.

Talk to us now, by calling our free phone line on 1800 911 940 or by filling in our call back form.

Our Promise:

  • 100% Each call is treated with total confidentiality
  • 100% Free advice is offered without obligation
  • 100% Your case is professionally and thoroughly assessed
  • 100% No pressure is ever put on you to proceed with a claim
  • 100% Impartial & accurate advice
  • 100% No pressure or legal jargon

What can I expect?

A telephone conversation conveying the symptoms of psychological injury may be very stressful to the victim, so we are courteous and non-judgemental at all times.

We can often determine quickly if there is sufficient evidence to pursue a claim, however it is your decision – once you have been made aware of all the procedures involved – whether you still wish to carry on with a claim for psychological injury compensation.

If so, we will guide you through the actions necessary to make your claim and be there to advise you through the course of the proceedings.

All of our advice is offered in clear English so that you will always understand what is happening, how long the claim for psychological compensation may take and any costs that may be involved with pursuing your claim.

Ultimately, it is your decision whether you proceed with a claim for psychological injury compensation. However, the best decisions are made when you are fully aware of all the facts, so to help you decide whether this is a course of action that you wish to pursue, please call our free advice telephone number to find out more. Please note that if you are a friend or family member of a victim of psychological injury, you are also welcome to give us a call to see how we can help.

Talk to us now, by calling our free phone line on 1800 911 940 or by filling in our call back form.