PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY* CLAIMS*

PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY* CLAIMS*

 

With mental health issues now the most common illness in the workplace, we at Richard Grogan & Associates come across many claims* for psychological injuries* suffered as a result of some accident* or incident at work or because of how an employee was required to work. 

A psychological injury* is not always apparent in the immediate aftermath of an accident* or incident.  It can take time to manifest itself and can take many different forms such as depression or post traumatic stress disorder.  It can be the result of witnessing a particular traumatic event such as a robbery or an assault or as a result of having been bullied at work or being required to work excessive working hours or as a result of having been assaulted at work.  It can sometimes form part of the sequelae of a physical injury* suffered at work such as not coping with pain or the fact that you have suffered a serious and permanent physical injury*. 

Psychological injuries* can have a long recovery period and can be life changing.  It is important to remember that they are just as serious as any physical injury* and the symptoms cannot be ignored. 

Before embarking on any claim* for psychological injuries*, it is important that a person seek medical treatment from a specialist medical practitioner and have been diagnosed as suffering with a recognisable psychiatric injury*.  A person will only have a period of two years within which to bring a claim for this type of injury* so it is important that you seek legal advice, as soon as possible. 

If you have suffered a psychological injury* associated with your work, please contact our office on 01 9695781 and speak with Michelle Loughnane who is the Partner in charge of our Personal Injuries* Practice. 

*Before acting or refraining from acting on anything in this guide, legal advice should be sought from a solicitor.

**In contentious cases, a solicitor may not charge fees or expenses as a portion or percentage of any award of settlement.

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