Injury-Related Mental Illnesses That You Should Get Compensation For

Recovering from serious physical injuries is among the most difficult processes to go through. Aside from being painful, it’s also very costly in terms of time and money. You will also be very limited when it comes to the things that you are allowed to do.

Mental Illnesses

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Because of all that, it’s right that you demand compensation from the person or entities that caused your injury. This is where personal injury lawyers become very helpful. They are the ones who will identify just how much money you should get for all the hassles that you have to go through.

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Aside from physical injuries such as broken bones or dislocated joints, mental health disturbances also need to be included in the calculations. They might not be easy to see, but their effects are as real as the physical issues that you suffer from. In this article, we present three of the most common mental disorders that might arise from having to recover from serious injuries. As such, you should also seek compensation for them.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (or more commonly known as PTSD) often affect individuals who have been exposed to events that lead to life-threatening injuries to them or to other people. Some of the most common symptoms of this disorder is disabling anxiety and severe depression. With this, we can expect those who suffer from PTSD to have difficulty keeping their calm even in seemingly harmless contexts. As such, it might be difficult for them to keep their jobs or even maintain their relationships with the significant people in their lives.

Treatment for PTSD might include taking different types of medications and intensive therapy. Even with insurance, these things can cost the patient a lot. Because of this, personal injury attorneys should really take PTSD into consideration when they make their claims on behalf of their clients.

Depression

Depression can affect individuals who have been rendered helpless because of their injuries. To illustrate, a good pianist with severely injured hands might feel that life is not the same anymore. They’ve lost the capacity to do that one thing that they’re good at, so life has suddenly lost its appeal and luster. They might lose the motivation to keep on going, and this is such a serious problem that requires intensive interventions that require the help of not only the individual themselves but also their family members.

Anxiety

Survivors of very serious tragedies can feel worried that they might be hit with the same tragedy again. This worry can be considered normal, but there are those who develop anxiety disorders that render them unable to function normally. If you’ve been with someone who is paranoid, you would know exactly what we are referring to here.

In this day and age, it surely is not enough to just look at physical injuries only. Tragic events affect a person’s mental frame as much as they affect the body. Personal injury claims must keep up, and they should now also start demanding compensation for mental health issues that arise from personal injuries or from the accidents that cause those injuries.




About the Author

Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah is the founder of the Value Investing India Report, a leading independent, value oriented journal of the Indian financial markets. Ankur has more than eight years of equity research experience covering emerging markets, with a focus on India and South East Asia. He has worked as both a buy-side investment analyst for a global long/short equity hedge fund and a sell-side analyst for an emerging markets investment bank. Ankur is a graduate of Harvard Business School. You can learn more about his latest views on global markets at the Value Investing India Report. -- He can be emailed at AnkurShah47@gmail.com