The Psychological Effects of Personal Injury: Coping and Healing

March 15, 2023 Personal Injury

Being injured in an accident can lead to physical injuries, psychological harm, and related pain and suffering. Whether you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, a workplace injury, or a slip-and-fall, it can be difficult to cope with the challenges linked to your injury, ranging from medical care to lost income. It is important to recognize your accident’s psychological consequences and incorporate treatment and care into your settlement or lawsuit for compensation. 

To learn what you could be entitled to in support of your long-term physical and psychological health, connect with a Florida personal injury attorney from Martin Law Firm. 

Psychological Injury is Real and Requires Treatment and Attention Like Any Other Injury 

Going through an accident that causes injury that changes the way in which you are able to live your life is psychologically as well as physically challenging. Personal injuries that are long-term and life-altering are especially impactful. Some injuries heal in short order and leave no lasting impact on your life following recovery. Other injuries, however, can forever change the way in which you live your life. 

For example, if you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, your ability to concentrate, and even your personality, may forever be changed. The ability to enjoy the same activities as before your injury can be reduced, alongside your quality of life. Injuries such as these entitle the injured person to extensive damages. 

Long-Term Changes to Your Quality of Life May Entitle You to Compensation 

If you have been injured in an accident or incident caused by another party, you could also be entitled to compensation to cover the costs and damages linked to your injury. The bulk of compensation covers your short- and long-term medical expenses and occupational costs. Emergency room care and long-term treatment, including psychological care, should be included in your damages. Damages for pain and suffering are available in some situations, and your personal injury attorney from the Martin Law Firm can help you fully measure the damages available to you and require the liable party to cover them. 

Learn How We Can Help Address the Psychological Injuries from Your Accident

Calculating the short- and long-term costs linked to your injuries, both physical and mental, is complex, and an experienced attorney is helpful to support you through the entire process while handling all the logistics and negotiating on your behalf. To learn how the dedicated attorneys from Martin Law Firm can help with your concerns, give us a call at 239-323-9820, or visit our site to schedule a consultation