The negative effects caused by an injury aren’t always physical. Victims involved in serious accidents can often suffer from PTSD or other mental health problems which can cause long-term distress. Following our previous blog on compensation for orthopaedic injuries, we focus on the damages typically awarded for psychological injury, then take a look at the level of damages you could expect for other common forms of personal injury.

Psychological injury compensation

Our personal injury team acts for clients who have suffered both physical and psychological harm. Psychological problems can be devastating and can develop directly after an accident or while the patient is recovering.  The court acknowledges the distinction between physical and psychological injury.

If you are severely injured in an accident, for example, you may start developing PTSD during recovery. The Court will award damages depending on how severe your symptoms are. Compensation can range between £5,000.00 and £90,000.00.

You may experience other mental health problems as a result of injury. For the most severe instances, the Court may award up to £100,000.00. The figure will be lower (around £1,500 to £5,000.00) for anyone who suffers with less serious anxiety or phobias which do not develop into long-term problems.

Other common injuries

Of course, not all injuries are psychological or orthopaedic as we saw previously. Our personal injury team comes across a variety of other types of personal injury, for example:

  • Difficulties breathing as a result of hazardous working conditions, damp or mould. If the chest injury is long-term, you could receive compensation of over £100,000.00.
  • Loss of hearing due to working in a noisy environment. This depends on the length of exposure and the extent of the hearing loss. At its most severe, you could receive compensation of up to £100,000. Internal injuries such as damaged kidneys, ruptured spleen or collapsed lung. The level of damages varies depending on the severity of the injury and can range from anywhere between £2,000.00 to £80,000.00.
  • Scarring caused by laser hair removal, tattoo removal and other cosmetic surgeries, etc. Details such as the location and severity of the scars can affect the level of damages. However, we would expect compensation of between £2,000 and £10,000.

Something to consider…

Our solicitors consider the cost of treatment and care and the time you need off work when calculating your compensation. These losses or expenses can potentially substantially increase your damages, and you are entitled to recover them as part of your claim.

What can we do for you?

If you’ve suffered physical or psychological injury as a result of an accident – then our team of experts are here to help you!

Unlike other solicitors, we don’t charge a 25% success fee when acting on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that you are likely to receive a larger percentage of your damages if you choose Levi Solicitors LLP. For a FREE initial consultation, contact our personal injury solicitors on 0800 988 7756.

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