Post-traumatic stress disorder as a personal injury claim

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lawyers

If your psychological injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, it is within your right to pursue compensation. We can help!

What is a psychological injury?

Psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety can be caused by personal injury accidents such as motor vehicle collisions, slips and falls, or other traumatic accidents.   Psychological injuries can manifest immediately or can emerge later as part of the effects of ongoing injuries.

Psychological injuries can have a profound effect on every aspect of your life. These injuries influence how much you can work and your ability to participate in social situations, take care of your family and personal relationships, and much more.

All psychological injuries need varying degrees of support to help manage.  If you are suffering mentally in any way as a result of an injury, it is important to seek professional medical advice, as well as qualified legal advice.

Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers will help you find the medical treatments needed to ensure you get the best treatments available, and will ultimately help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.


Are you finding it hard to manage your thoughts and emotions after an accident?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is a psychological injury caused by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.  Symptoms often include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety and uncontrollable thoughts about the event.  Those who suffer from PTSD may require psychological counseling, medication and other therapeutic help to assist with recovery. The personal injury team at Watson Goepel LLP will help organize your rehabilitation and obtain funding from those responsible.


Do you find it hard to complete basic tasks that normally would be no problem?

Depression is a serious medical condition that negatively impacts the way you feel, think and act. Those suffering from depression experience intense feelings of sadness, loss of enjoyment of activities they once enjoyed, low self-esteem, fatigue and many other ailments. Depression is highly treatable, but it takes time and it can be difficult to determine the best treatment for each individual case. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms you should advise your doctor as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing a loss of motivation and are feeling overwhelmed due to depression, it can be very hard to take the steps needed for recovery, especially the first ones. Let the personal injury team at Watson Goepel LLP make those first steps with you by helping organize your treatment and obtain funding from those responsible.

Anxiety / Driving Anxiety

Is your fear of getting back into a motor vehicle affecting your life?

Symptoms of anxiety can be commonly describes as excessive fear or worry, often related to a specific experience.  It is particularly common for individuals who have been in motor vehicle accidents to experience fear about getting back into the driver’s seat or even riding as a passenger after the accident.

Treating anxiety may require a combination of driver rehabilitation, counselling, medication and/or alternative therapies.  If you find yourself struggling to be in a motor vehicle, please contact a family practitioner as soon as possible so that rehabilitation can provided.  Our personal injury team can help you organize the recommended care and obtain funding from those responsible.

Common Causes of Psychological Injuries

Common Psychological Injuries

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety / Driving Anxiety
  • Post Concussion Syndrome

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