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Psychological Harm Claims

Our Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester & Oldham specialise in psychological harm claims. Most of the claims we handle have a No Win No Fee agreement.

When many think of victims of a traumatic event or accident, they often think only of physical injuries.

However, psychological damage can have a significant harmful impact on an individual’s life. We at Garratt’s understand the impact of psychological harm and can help you make a claim for compensation.

Symptoms of psychological harm can include:

  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Nightmares and insomnia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Flashbacks

To make a claim, you must have the symptoms of a recognised psychiatric illness which has been or can be diagnosed by a professional psychiatrist or psychologist.

Psychological Harm Without Injury Compensation Claims

Causes of psychological harm can include:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Illness caused by negligence
  • Sexual and physical abuse

You can also claim for psychological harm compensation if you were an innocent bystander or witness to a traumatic accident and have since suffered from a psychiatric illness.

Our experienced personal injury team specialise in psychological damage claims and understand the difficulties faced when discussing your case. We strive to make the claims process and clear and simple as possible, including regular contact, visiting you at home and explaining legal processes without the jargon.

Psychological effects caused by a traumatic accident may take a long time to surface after the initial trauma, so you may be able to make a claim for psychological effects even if the incident happened a long time ago. 


With our free first advice promise it’s easy to find out what your options are. So for further help or advice, contact our Personal Injury Solicitors on 0161 665 3502 or

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