Psychological Injury Claims

Psychology is broadly defined as the study of human behaviour and the mind, and can encompass both clinical and research areas. A psychologist is an individual educated and trained to perform research, testing and therapy of mental health. This is different from a psychiatrist, who is a medically trained doctor who specialises in the medical treatment of mental health disorders.

Psychological injuries, like post traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder, adjustment disorder, driving phobia, depression, anxiety or stress, can arise in a number of different ways and they can often have a devastating affect on you and your family.

A person can suffer a psychological condition:

  • From being involved in a traumatic event As a result of witnessing a traumatic event
  • As a result of being informed of the death of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, work accident or some other accident
  • As a result of the impact that the physical injury has had upon them
  • As a result of bullying, discrimination or other mistreatment

In order to bring a personal injuries claim for compensation for psychological injuries it is necessary to show that the psychological condition developed as a result of the negligent or wilful act or omission of another person. At Healy O’Connor, we will review your case and provide you with practical legal advice as to whether you are likely to be successful in bringing a personal injuries claim to recover compensation. Please feel free to contact us at healthlawteam@hoc.ie

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