Psychiatric And Mental Health Compensation Calculator
By Lewis Aaliyah. Last Updated 3rd November 2023. This guide will look at when you might be eligible to make a personal injury claim for a mental health compensation payout. If you’ve recently been in an accident, you may have suffered a psychological injury. This could be in addition to physical injuries or by itself. If you can prove that your injury was caused by a relevant third party breaching their duty of care, you may be entitled to compensation.
In this guide, we take a look at a few examples of injuries you could suffer to your mental health following an accident, such as anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We will also discuss the specific eligibility criteria you must meet to be able to make a psychological injury claim. We will also look at the different heads of claim you could be awarded should your case be successful. This guide will also look at some of the benefits of making a claim with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
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- How Much Compensation Could You Get For A Psychological Injury?
- Mental Health Claim – Who Is Eligible To Claim?
- Is There A Time Limit When Claiming For Mental Health Compensation In The UK?
- Make A No Win No Fee Claim For Mental Health Damage
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If you are considering using a mental health compensation calculator, it’s worth clarifying whether you have grounds to make a valid personal injury claim.
Firstly, you will need to determine whether a duty of care was owed to you. For example, you could be owed a duty of care:
- On the roads: All road users owe each other a duty of care to use the roads in a way that prevents harm to themselves and others. To uphold this duty, they’re expected to comply with the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988.
- In public: Those in control of public places must ensure you are reasonably safe whilst using the premises for their intended purposes under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (OLA).
- At work: Employers have a duty of care to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA).
In order to form the basis of a valid mental health injury claim, you must be able to prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care
- This duty was breached
- As a result, you suffered physical or mental injuries
To learn more about mental health claims or to find out if you could be eligible to start a claim for compensation, contact our team of advisors today.
A mental injury may not be immediately obvious but could still have a far-reaching impact on your health and life in general. You may be eligible to claim for psychological injury if you were injured because of someone else’s negligence. Generally, you could start a claim if:
- You were owed a duty of care
- There was a breach of the duty of care
- You got injured due to the breach
If you have been diagnosed with a mental or emotional injury, you could recover some of your losses through a mental health claim. Our panel of solicitors at UK Law could help you no matter where you are based in the country. You can call our advisors at any time for further advice on how to make an emotional distress claim.
Under the Limitation Act 1980, there’s usually a three-year time limit for starting a personal injury claim for mental health injuries and/or physical injuries. This time limit normally begins from the date of the incident that caused your injuries.
Under some circumstances, the time limit can work differently. If the injured party lacks the mental capacity to make their own personal injury claim, then the time limit is suspended indefinitely. A court-appointed litigation friend could make a claim on the injured party’s behalf. If, however, this does not happen, and the injured party later recovers this mental capacity, then the time limit will start from the day of recovery.
If a child has suffered psychological injuries, then the time limit will not begin for them until their 18th birthday. A claim could be made on the child’s behalf by a court-appointed litigation friend before this day comes. If this doesn’t happen, then the injured party will have three years to start their own claim once they turn 18.
If you would like to speak to an advisor to ask about your eligibility to claim compensation for mental health injuries, please contact our team today on the phone or online.
A solicitor could help you through the psychiatric injury claims process by assisting you in gathering evidence as well as building and presenting your case in full within the relevant time limit. All of the solicitors on our panel can work under a type of No Win No Fee arrangement known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
If you make your claim for mental health damage under the terms of this contract, you will pay a success fee to your solicitor if your case succeeds. This is subject to a legal cap. As such, you will receive the majority of your mental health compensation payout. If your claim fails, you are no longer required to pay your No Win No Fee lawyer this fee.
To find out more, including if you could be eligible work with a No Win No Fee solicitor, get in touch with our advisors today. To reach them, you can:
We hope you now have a much greater understanding of mental health compensation calculators. This also includes having more knowledge about mental health issues. However, if you wish to find out more information, check out these additional research links below.
- To start with, there is our page that looks at slips, trips and falls.
- There is also our page that looks at claims against the NHS for clinical negligence.
- We have a separate section that provides further insight into medical negligence claims.
- The NHS has its own page focusing on anxiety.
- They also have a tool to find mental health charities and helplines.
- Furthermore, they have their own page on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Thank you for reading our mental health compensation calculator guide.
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