If you have been involved in an accident, been the victim of a violent crime, or the victim of a medical accident, you will have gone through a very hard time. As well as physical injuries, you may be suffering a psychological injury too. This is really common when someone has had an accident, suffered shock, been left living in constant pain and has to deal with their life changing overnight.
You may be suffering from flashbacks of the accident, nightmares or anxiety. You may be suffering from low mood or post-traumatic stress disorder. These reactions, while entirely normal after an accident, can be difficult to live with, both for you and your loved ones.
When someone has an accident, we always consider whether there has been a psychological injury as well as a physical one. Less experienced case handlers do not always pick up on subtle mental health or emotional changes following an accident. We do. We make sure that you are compensated for the injuries that cannot always be seen. We make sure that you get the psychological support you need during this difficult time. Sometimes, just understanding that your mind has been injured can be an important first step to recovery.
Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or other therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) can often help.
Dr. Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR, found that EMDR sessions helped symptoms of PTSD in more than 77% of the patients treated. EMDR therapy is not limited to taking symptoms away. It can also address the past, present and future too. The goal is to allow the injured person to achieve a state of emotional health. It has also been used to help athletes, performers and executives to achieve a state of “peak performance.”
We will ask a psychiatric expert to consider whether you have been injured psychologically and if so, whether any treatment would be suitable for you.
We can then ask the other side to fund this, getting you the money you deserve so you can pay for your treatment without being out of pocket.
We know that you have suffered a trauma. You might feel like nothing will ever be the same again. Don’t give up. With help and support there may be therapies out there that you can access to help you recover.
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