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You may be eligible to make a compensation claim if you or someone in your life has developed a psychological illness or injury caused by:

Psychological injuries and illnesses include conditions such as:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD;
  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Adjustment disorder.

Unfortunately, these conditions can have long-term and significant effects on all aspects of your life, including work, day-to-day living and social relationships.

If you or someone you know is suffering from a psychological injury that may be eligible for a compensation claim or settlement, it is important to speak to an expert at Lionheart Lawyers as soon as possible.

Our compassionate and highly experienced solicitors will identify all the claims you may be eligible to make so that you can get support and resources to put your life back on track.

Legal Advice for Psychological Injury Compensation Claims

It may be difficult for you to know whether you are entitled to make a claim for your psychological injuries, so leave it to the experts at Lionheart Lawyers. It costs nothing to contact us for an initial assessment so we can advise you whether you may have a valid claim.

We will:

  1. Listen to you to find out what happened to cause your psychological illness;
  2. Have your psychological condition assessed by a trusted medical professional;
  3. Advise you of all the claims you may be eligible to make. For example, if your psychological injury is due to negligence, or is assessed as permanent, you may be eligible for a lump sum payment;
  4. Gather all the necessary evidence to support your claims, including financial records, witness reports, carers statements and clinical records;
  5. Submit your psychological illness claims to the relevant insurers;
  6. Follow your claims through to settlement, or if settlement cannot be reached, advise you of next steps, which may include court proceedings.

Claiming for Psychological Injuries Sustained at Work

If your psychological injury or illness occurred at work, or was caused by a workplace accident, you may be entitled to workers compensation.

Workers compensation covers:

  • Loss of income;
  • Medical and treatment expenses;
  • Lump sum for permanent impairment if your psychological injury is assessed at 15% or more whole person impairment.

Time limits apply when making a workers compensation claim, so it is important to seek medical attention and report your condition to your employer as soon as possible.

Your next step should be to contact Lionheart Lawyers for a free initial consultation. We will help you lodge your workers compensation claim for psychological injury or illness, if you haven’t already submitted it.

If you have already submitted your claim and it has been rejected or partly rejected by the insurer, or if you are unsure whether you may be missing out on additional benefits, then call Lionheart Lawyers without delay. We will connect you with one of our expert personal injury solicitors to ensure you maximise your compensation so you can access the best support available.

Making a Negligence Claim for Psychological Injuries

You may be entitled to an additional lump sum payment for your psychological illness or injury if it was the result of negligence.

For example, if your employer knew about your bullying or harassment and failed to take reasonable steps against it, this may constitute employer negligence.

Or if your employer somehow failed to provide a safe working environment, exposing you to harm which caused your psychological illness, then your employer may be found negligent.

If your psychological illness was the result of employer negligence, and your injury is assessed as significant enough, then you may be eligible to a lump-sum work injury damages payout in addition to your regular workers compensation payments.

Alternatively, if your psychological illness or injury was the result of a public place accident caused by negligence, then you may be entitled to make a public liability claim. For example, you may have sustained a psychological illness following a serious injury in a shopping centre accident.

To find out more about your right to make a negligence claim for your psychological injuries, call the injury law experts at Lionheart Lawyers.

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