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Accounting for the emotional trauma of an injury

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2018 | Personal Injury

Suffering an injury is a traumatic experience. You might have been in a car accident that left you with bruises and whiplash, or you might have fallen from a platform at work and broken several bones. Regardless of the severity of your injury, you are likely dealing with a host of physical repercussions that may be impacting your ability to work, live and perform daily tasks.

Physical impact is not the only consequence of an injury, though. There is often an emotional impact, too, that can be just as traumatic. It is important to consider recourse after an injury, including the potential for legal recourse. Doing so can help offset both the emotional and physical impact of the damages.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

According to Psych Central, traumatic injuries often inflict serious emotional distress. It is easy to see why. When you suffer an injury, your life changes drastically. You must deal with the presence of physical pain as well as the memory of the incident. The latter can develop into a form of PTSD, which often has a lasting impact on individuals.

Despair at lost physical abilities

Adjusting to life after an injury is difficult, and it is particularly hard if your injury has inhibited your ability to be mobile. If you have lost the ability to move around independently or complete everyday tasks without assistance, it is reasonable to feel despair and frustration over your current situation.

Stress over the financial impact

The stress of the situation alone is enough to cause serious emotional distress after an injury. One of the biggest sources of anxiety you might be dealing with is the financial impact. If your injury is preventing you from working, you must deal with lost income in addition to physical pain. Medical bills from your treatment may also be mounting and causing stress to the extent of being emotionally traumatic.

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