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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Claims
Deciding to make a claim for compensation can be difficult and emotional. If the military fail to give you the protection and support you need during or following a tour of active duty, you may be entitled to make a claim. Jason Brady has seen claims for snatch land rover compensation and post-traumatic stress disorder rapidly rise over the last few months.
Jason Brady, partner and an expert in this field advises clients on a wide range of military injury compensation claims including cases relating to:
- Psychological illness (PTSD)
- Defective or unsafe equipment, including Snatch Land Rover accidents
- Exposure to harmful substances, diseases, illness
- Noise induced hearing loss
- Accidents during training or on a military base
- Loss of limbs
- Head and brain injuries
Jason is a senior litigator with APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can be an extremely debilitating illness with wide ranging long term implications. Serving in the military is one of the most common causes of PTSD claims, with symptoms commonly including:
- Becoming irritable towards others
- Feeling isolated or guilty
- Insomnia and interrupted sleep
- Frequently reliving the event
- Increased feelings of anxiety and/or anxiety attacks
With the complex nature of post-traumatic stress disorder, you may not begin to experience symptoms associated with the condition until many years after the traumatic event. Whether you experience them after a matter of months or some years, you may still be entitled to make a post-traumatic stress disorder compensation claim.
If you would like to talk to Jason or one of his team to chat through your experiences and assess whether you would like to pursue a military accident claim or a post-traumatic stress disorder claim, call us or complete the online contact form and we will get back to you right away.
We offer specialist advice on a no win no fee basis.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
What are the causes?
Isolation & Neglect
THERE ARE NO TIME LIMITs ON THE EFFECTS OF PTSD
PTSD CAN OCCUR: YEARS, MONTHS, DAYS or even IMMEDIATELY after a traumatic event
It is estimated that 1 in 3 people who experience a traumatic event develop PTSD
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of PTSD are numerous. The victim may continually relive their traumatic event, through nightmares or flashbacks. They may suffer severe insomnia, and have intense feelings of isolation. They may become highly irritable, and even have feelings of guilt about the traumatic event.
Your choice of career may affect your PTSD risk
On average, 1 in 5 firefighters will develop PTSD
REPORTS SHOW THAT 11,000 members of the military have been diagnosed with PTSD
It is estimated that MILITARY PTSD CASES WILL RISE 12% EACH YEAR UNTIL AT LEAST 2018
Since 2003, there have been:
619 TOTAL MILITARY DEATHS including death in combat, accidents, suicides & natural causes
123 MILITARY SUICIDES EITHER suspected, or confirmed suicides
How Can PTSD be Treated?
Watching, and Waiting…
Sometimes, it is an unfortunate fact, but the most appropriate healer can be time itself. Allowing the symptoms and disorder to dissipate with time may in fact be the first point of treatment.
Psychological treatment such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), or Eye Movement Desensitisation are treatments that would specifically help trauma patients, depending on the severity of the problem.
Medications such as Paraxetine or Mirtazapine are commonly used to treat PTSD, again, only if it is appropriate for the specific patient, and their level of trauma.
What our clients say…
“Anna Woolf’s persistent nature when dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and encouragement when it came to pursuing the correct amount in compensation was excellent. Once again, a big thank you to Anna and all involved with my case.”Read More