By Marlon Fawkes. Last Updated 16th March 2023. If you suffer psychological harm due to another party’s negligence, you may consider using a mental health compensation calculator. In this guide, we look at the different ways you can value claims.
You may suffer mental harm as well as physical injuries when you are injured in an accident. The psychological distress you suffer could have a negative impact on your life. You may even be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If someone who owed you a duty of care caused your injuries, you could be able to claim.
Our advisors give free legal advice. What’s more, they could connect you to our panel of personal injury solicitors, though you’ll be under no obligation to proceed with our services. To find out how we can be of assistance please get in touch on 0800 073 8801. Our claim lines are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Please continue reading our guide and check out our advice on using a mental health compensation calculator.
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- A Guide On How To Check A Mental Health Compensation Calculator
- What Are Mental Health Compensation Calculators?
- Causes Of Mental Health Problems
- Traumatic Brain Injuries Leading To Mental Health Problems
- Negligent Mental Health Treatment
- Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?
- Mental Health Compensation Calculator
- What Could I Claim For Mental Health Injuries?
- UK Mental Health Statistics
- No Win No Fee Mental Health Compensation Claims
- Why Use A Mental Health Compensation Calculator?
- Speak To Our Experts
- Essential References
- Frequently Asked Questions About Mental Health Compensation Calculators
When you are in an accident and you sustain a physical injury, you could suffer psychological harm too. If you make a successful personal injury claim, you could be entitled to damages for the mental harm you suffered and the physical injury you sustained. Moreover, you could also claim damages even if you only suffer psychological harm.
In order to make a successful claim, you’d need to show that:
- Someone else (such as an employer, road user or body in control of a public place) owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty.
- You suffered an injury as a result.
Our guide not only provides you with information relating to a mental health compensation calculator but it also provides information on the claims process.
The Time Limit to Personal Injury Claims for Mental Harm
There is a time limit to start personal injury claims for mental harm which must be respected. The deadline to file a claim is generally 3 years from the date of an accident or the date you first became aware of negligence at least contributing to the injury.
Even if you have a valid claim, you could lose out if you don’t file it within this deadline. There are exceptions to the time limit as well, which is why we recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as they can.
If you are concerned about the time limit, just reach out to one of our friendly advisers. They can tell you which time limit applies to your case.
A mental health compensation calculator can be used to value injuries. However, it’s not always accurate. That’s because each claim is unique. Factors that affect how much a claim is worth include:
- The severity of the injury
- The financial losses associated with the injury
- How your life has been impacted (loss of amenity)
You could suffer mental harm as a victim of a traumatic accident/event, or you could be a secondary victim. In short, you may have witnessed a horrific accident that left you suffering from psychological damage.
The sort of psychological harm you could suffer includes:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder – PTSD
- Mood swings
- Inability to cope with life
If you are ready to make a personal injury claim, just give us a call and we will offer you free advice on how best to go forward. Additionally, you are under no obligation to proceed with the services of our panel of solicitors.
Any sort of accident you are in could result in you sustaining an injury and suffering distress which could lead to psychological harm. This includes:
- Road traffic accidents where victims suffer distress which impacts their mental health
- Accidents at work can lead to long-term psychological trauma
- Serious slip, trip, and fall accidents can often leave a person psychologically scarred
- Life-altering accidents that leave victims suffering from severe psychological trauma
You could suffer the following which may impact your mental health:
- Sleep disorders
- Psychological stress
You could use a mental health compensation calculator to value your injuries. However, you would need to ensure you also take into account the nuances of your claim, such as the strength of your evidence, what financial losses you suffered because of the injury and the severity of your injuries.
You could suffer a traumatic brain injury if you are in a serious or even a minor accident. When your brain is damaged, it can affect you in many ways. You may not be able to concentrate on things, your senses may be negatively impacted, and your coordination could be severely affected.
Furthermore, you may suffer serious mental health issues as a result of a traumatic brain injury. You may not be able to see things rationally and therefore your future life and that of your loved ones would be seriously affected.
Call an adviser today to find out more about traumatic brain injury claims.
You will also be owed a duty of care by any medical professional that attends to your mental health. If you do not receive the minimum level of care, and this causes you avoidable harm then you may have grounds to make a mental health medical negligence claim.
For more clarity on what a duty of care is in a medical setting and examples of actions and inactions that can be considered substandard care, call our advisors. You can also make any enquiries about your potential mental health claim if you get in touch.
You could claim mental health compensation if you can prove that another party that owed you a duty of care harmed your psychological wellbeing.
Other parties can include the below:
- An employer would owe you a duty of care to protect your safety under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
- Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, those in control of places accessible to the public need to ensure that they’re reasonably safe for visitors.
- Under The Highway Code, road users should use the roads with standard care and skill. If they don’t, and they cause an accident, they would be at fault,
You’d also need to provide evidence. This could include:
- CCTV or dashcam footage of the accident
- Medical evidence of your psychological injuries
- Witness statements
Our advisers can let you know if you have sufficient evidence to claim. Why not reach out?
You may be wondering how much you could be awarded in a successful claim. Without all the details relating to an incident and the level of mental harm you suffered, it is hard to offer an exact amount. However, as an alternative to a mental health compensation calculator, we’ve included the below compensation table in our guide.
The amounts in our table are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This si a publication that lists different injuries and potential compensation awards. Solicitors can use it to help value injuries.
|Mental Harm Suffered
|Potential damages awarded in general damages
|£51,460 to £108,620
|£17,900 to £51,460
|£5,500 to £17,900
|£1,440 to £5,500
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
|£56,180 to £94,470
|£21,730 to £56,180
|£7,680 to £21,730
|£3,710 to £7,680
You don’t need a mental health compensation calculator to value your claim. If you’d like our experienced advisers to value your claim for free, why not get in touch today?
You could receive two sorts of damages in a successful mental health claim for compensation. The first is general damages for the psychological harm you suffered as illustrated in our table above.
The second is special damages for your monetary losses associated with the injury. This can include:
- Medical costs
- Travel expenses
- Care costs
- Lost income
- Loss of future income
To prove special damages, you’d need to supply evidence such as payslips or invoices.
Get in touch if you’d like to know more. If we find you have a strong claim, we can connect you to a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel.
The charity Mind shows statistics on mental health problems. According to them:
- One in four people suffers a mental health issue every year in England.
- One in six people in England report experiencing a mental health problem that’s common (such as anxiety and depression) each week.
Specific diagnoses for any given week in England:
- 8 in 100 people experience mild anxiety and depression
- 6 in 100 people experience generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).
- 4 in 100 people experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- 3 in 100 people experience depression.
- 2 in 100 people experience a phobia.
- 1 in 100 people experience obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
- Fewer than 1 in 100 people experience a condition known as panic disorder.
Call us today and find out if you have good cause to sue for compensation. Our advisors could help you and could connect you to a No Win No Fee lawyer from our panel.
Although you don’t have to be represented by a solicitor, there are many advantages to doing so. When you enter into a No Win No Fee agreement with a solicitor the benefits are numerous. This includes:
- No upfront or ongoing fees to pay
- You don’t pay the success fee if your case fails
- A success fee is paid to the solicitor out of your compensation payout, but only if the claim wins. What’s more, it’s capped by law.
Reach out to one of our advisers and find out if you could file a personal injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis. They could also value your claim for free without needing to use a mental health compensation calculator.
A mental health compensation calculator can give you a rough estimate of what you could claim for a psychological injury. It can be helpful in that regard, but wouldn’t be fully accurate.
Our panel of solicitors would value your claim using evidence in order for you to seek appropriate compensation. You can expect a reliable calculation. Other advantages of using our services include:
- Years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims
- They work hard to secure the maximum compensation payout for you
- You can reach our advisers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Please call today to find out more information.
You can reach a member of the Accident Claims team in several ways:
If your case is reviewed and found to be valid, we could connect you to a No Win No Fee lawyer. Furthermore, a solicitor from our panel could act on your behalf without requesting an upfront fee. For a free estimate of what you could claim, without using a mental health compensation calculator, please get in touch today.
How could the compensation settlement help me?
If you suffer psychological harm, your life and ability to work could be affected. The compensation you receive in a successful personal injury claim could help alleviate any problems you face in your future life.
When could I claim compensation?
You could claim compensation if you can show that a party that owed you a duty of care caused your injury by breaching that duty.
Can I also claim for physical injuries?
Yes, you could also claim for physical injuries when you make a claim for mental harm compensation.
Can I claim for negligent psychological care?
A claim could be filed if you or a loved one suffers mental health issues and substandard care led to it worsening.
If you’d like our advisors to value your claim without having to use a mental health compensation calculator (and for free), get in touch.
Guide by HW
Edited by RV