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Psychological Injuries

Compensation for Stress, Depression or Anxiety After an Accident

Everyone responds in his or her own unique way to the challenges presented by a serious accident. Some people recover quickly after moving past the pain and intensive treatment that characterize the early aftermath of an injury. For others, however, recovery occurs neither quickly nor at an even pace. Some people encounter the most severe challenges weeks or months after a traumatic injury.

At Murphy Battista LLP, helping people get their lives back lies at the core of everything we do. This applies equally to the emotional and psychological well-being of accident survivors as it does to their physical recovery and the amount of their financial compensation.

Legal and Practical Advice About Psychological Problems

The emotional and psychological impacts of an accident can often be diagnosed, treated and shown to be related to the traumatic incident itself through reliable expert evidence. Psychological symptoms can also reflect the pain and disability associated with the injuries, or emotional problems of adjustment to a period of diminished physical or cognitive capacity.

In many cases, our lawyers ask clients to seek help for depression to ensure they receive effective treatment, and also to identify any other mental or emotional problems that are linked to the accident. These mental and emotional issues include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety or panic disorders
  • Cognitive deficits in memory, high-order reasoning, appropriate affect or behaviour, or other essential functions
  • Aversion disorders such as heightened fear of dogs after a serious biting injury or a fear of driving after a car accident
  • Pain disorders, including fibromyalgia, that are associated with depression and other psychological problems

Proving the mental or emotional aspects of an injury claim can be difficult, but your legal team at Murphy Battista has extensive experience with these issues. To learn how you and your family can benefit from our legal and practical understanding of psychological damages in the injury claims compensation process, contact our office.