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PTSD case study - £450,000 damages

Mr B sustained chronic Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following an incident whilst serving as a soldier in the British Army in which he lost consciousness whilst attempting to save the life of a colleague (who subsequently died) in a fire which was caused as a result of the negligence of his employer.

Mr B only became aware of information which led him to believe his employer was at fault some 3.5 years following the fire. He contacted Managing Director, Alastair Fernie, having been recommended to do so by another colleague caught up in the fire.

The MOD sought to defend the claim upon the basis that it was statute barred. The matter proceeded to a trial on the preliminary issue of limitation which was won. There then followed a lengthy period in which interim payments were sought and extensive enquiries were made in order to eventually identify a suitable treating Consultant Psychiatrist and Occupational Therapist who were both willing and able to provide Mr B with the treatment and support he needed in order to gain control over his traumatic symptoms including numerous suicide attempts.

Attention was then given to the difficult issue of providing Mr B with appropriate support in attempting to return to work and an experienced Vocational Psychologist was instructed to provide treatment.

The matter was settled at a Joint Settlement in the sum of £450,000, the defendant’s previous best offer having been £200,000.

PTSD claim case study: £450,000 damages

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At CFG Law, we are specialist serious injury solicitors with over 30 years’ experience and a track record of success in handling high value and complex injury claims. All members of the team share a common purpose: to help those affected by injury - together.

By making a claim with CFG Law, you will receive the support of a multidisciplinary team including both a Serious Injury Solicitor and a Client Support Manager (with health and social care backgrounds), all on a no win no fee basis. Our Client Support Managers will assess your needs from day one and work to provide the support you and your family need immediately.

Our Client First Service is designed to meet the needs of the individual, whatever they may be, whenever they may arise. Our service is provided on a no win no fee basis, so there's no financial risk to you in making a claim. We also do not take any success fee or shortfalls, meaning you keep 100% of your compensation.

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All of your team will, of course, be experts and specialists in serious injury but there’s much more to what we do.

Our Client First Service means that our solicitors work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal sector, ensuring they have the time to dedicate to working collaboratively with you and your family. 

We work intensively and proactively on your claim, resulting in full compensation for your injuries without unnecessary delay.

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Lack of funding should not get in the way of you receiving treatment and support when you need it. This is why we have an emergency fund to help plug any gaps in your support straight away.

Examples of our emergency fund in action include paying for travel expenses for your family to visit in hospital, funding additional treatment and therapy to assist your recovery and addressing any immediate financial concerns you may have.

We can also help with benefits applications and provide support with appeal processes and signposting to charities and other emergency funding.

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We have Client Support Managers with expert clinical experience involved as part of your team from the start. They are able to provide well-informed guidance on available support and treatment options, helping you and your family to make the right decisions for you, as well as plugging any gaps in the information provided by your treating team.

Your Client Support Manager can also liaise with your treating team to help with discharge to suitable accommodation, including arranging and facilitating care packages and sourcing aids and equipment to improve your function and independence.

We work in collaboration with health and social care, as well as charities to ensure we all pull together to enable you to achieve your best possible outcome and lead a fulfilled life.

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Sustaining a serious injury inevitably has a significant psychological, as well as a physical impact on you and your family. 

We understand that it is important that all psychological and emotional factors are given as much attention as any physical injury to achieve the best outcomes.

That is why we listen carefully to you and your family to identify any possible underlying psychological barriers and emotional needs and ensure they are addressed as part of your support plan.

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Thanks to Diane!!

I am beyond grateful, Diane, my caseworker at CFG Law! They helped me in the process of my personal injury claim and worked tirelessly to get my claim settled. Diane is always professional and ...

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I would most certainly recommend CFG Law

I found Sara Ouko (who had my case) to be excellent in every aspect of my claim, She took care of not only my legal matters but also made sure that I was looked after in all aspects of my case, ...

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Great communication and service

Dealt with my claim professionally, with sympathy and continually updating me with advice and care. It takes time, which is to be expected for a satisfactory outcome. I would recommend their ...

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