Psychological/Psychiatric Trauma

While ‘personal injury’ is most commonly known to be of physical injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident or work-related accident, not many know that you can also claim for psychological and psychiatric injuries. One of the most common factors to psychological and psychiatric trauma may include the emotional distress caused by bullying or having witnessed a violent act or injury. Other precipitators may be a frequent traumatic event in which poses a threat to one’s life or the life of a loved one, as well as over-whelming stress caused that affects one’s ability to cope with everyday activities.

Should you, unfortunately, be subject to a traumatic event, you should seek support as soon as possible and document what you had happened, and what affected you specifically. Seek medical attention if need be as traumatic events can often lead to negative long-term effects – some of which include flashbacks, nightmares and insomnia, severe depression and many other symptoms. Most often it could also affect your relationships and general cognisance, therefore it is imperative to seek medical attention and legal advice for treatment.


We understand that most often, people are scared to reach out for legal advice as they fear being charged a fee immediately and the financial stress that may arise. Here at Seymour Furlong Lawyers, we act on a ‘No Win-No Fee’ basis and we are only payed if the case proves successful whereby there is a payout. As we have experience in such matters, we can advise and help to the best of our potential with our lawyer overseeing the progression of your claim from the beginning to the end.