PTSD compensation and psychological injury claims

Our specialist solicitors understand how difficult it can be for someone experiencing these symptoms and strive to get clients the help they need.

PTSD compensation and psychological injury claims

Experiencing a traumatic event can trigger a psychological injury which can continue long after any physical injuries have healed. Psychological injuries can be as debilitating as physical injuries, as people can often become isolated and lose their independence.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur following a stressful, frightening or distressing event. Commonly this can include a road accident, after an assault or crime, after seeing active military combat or after experiencing a natural disaster.

Awareness and understanding of psychological injuries are increasing and more people are being diagnosed and their injuries recognised. This means more people are getting the support, treatment and compensation they deserve for their psychological injuries.

We fully appreciate that compensation does not lead to a full recovery, but we do understand how compensation can be used to aid the recovery of people’s lives after PTSD or a psychological injury. Our aim is for each of our clients to lead a happy and fulfilling life as possible. This is why our focus is on working with our clients, their families and healthcare professionals to gain access to early funding to help support the recovery process.

Secondary victims and PTSD compensation claims

People who have witnessed a traumatic event can sometimes develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, even if the event did not happen to them personally. These are referred to as secondary victims. Witnessing an accident can be difficult for anyone. However, in order for you to successfully claim PTSD compensation as a secondary victim you must:

  • Be a close family member or have a close relationship with the victim.
  • Have witnessed or been present at the immediate aftermath of the accident.
  • Have a direct perception of the accident and not just have heard about it from someone else.
  • Be of reasonable fortitude.

Why choose CFG Law?

We take a different approach. We will listen and understand the needs of the injured person and their family. Our focus is on helping clients access early funding for treatment, support and comprehensive rehabilitation, as well as providing excellent legal advice and guidance every step of the way. 


Expert legal representation with over 30 years’ experience and recommended by the Legal 500.


A proactive approach to treatment, rehabilitation and support. Complementing NHS right from the start.


A team approach helping those affected by working together.


Completely independent, acting in your best interests at all times.

Our approach

We exist to help those affected by personal injury – together.

Our focus is on helping those that suffer from PTSD or other psychological injuries gain access to early funding, helping our clients achieve a quick and complete recovery from their injury.

We discuss and revisit our clients’ needs and goals on a regular basis to ensure our main focus is on helping them make a quicker and better recovery.

Through the use of detailed case planning, we achieve great results in good time.

All consultations are free with no obligation. CFG Law also operates on a no win no fee basis to ensure there’s no financial risk to you or your family.

PTSD compensation case study

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.

“Many thanks for your superb service. Your tenacity and expertise delivered an excellent result above my expectations.” W.Obree

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