Emotional distress is often dismissed as inconsequential compared to physical injury. Most people don’t consider that emotional scars take longer to heal and can cause permanent mental health issues.
For example, an accident can cause victims to develop PTSD that lasts for a long time after the physical injuries have healed. Emotional distress has consequences and can compromise a person’s lifestyle.
That’s why we at Conte Jaswal encourage people to consider suing for emotional distress and getting proper compensation.
Emotional distress or mental anguish is the suffering caused by an accident, injury, or any traumatic experience. Anyone that has experienced trauma during the event, including bystanders and relatives of the victims can file a civil lawsuit claiming emotional distress. A separate personal injury claim usually accompanies this lawsuit.
Emotional distress is different compared to a physical injury because it is more difficult to prove. If you have a physical injury, you can show the wound and provide medical records to prove it. There’s no room to deny that the injury exists and the lawyers can only debate on the cause and liability.
The same is not the case with emotional distress. There isn’t any noticeable injury, which makes it difficult to prove that emotional distress exists. Different people react to traumatic situations differently. Some people don’t develop any mental anguish after traumatic situations while others can suffer from crippling anxiety.
That isn’t the only problem when it comes to proving mental anguish. Lawyers can easily debate that the victim is lying or that no such injury exists. This process requires a different approach and set of arguments.
Inexperienced lawyers don’t know which experts they need to approach, and that can hamper your chances of success. It would be best if you had lawyers that are experienced with psychological injury claims to argue your case and get the best compensation.
We have handled several cases of emotional distress and understand how they work. We collect all relevant information, gather experts, and make sure there’s undeniable evidence of psychological trauma.
Despite advancements in mental health education, most victims and their family members fail to recognize signs of psychological injuries. Here are some things you need to be on the lookout for:
If you or a loved one has experienced any of these symptoms after an accident or injury, you can include mental anguish to your lawsuit. We will provide a team of expert witnesses that can validate your trauma and ensure which will create a solid foundation for your claim.
The best way to approach this situation is to contact a qualified lawyer directly. The last thing you want is to be misdiagnosed and start the case on shaky ground. Here’s a look at what you can expect from our legal experts:
Our experienced lawyers have won several psychological injury cases over the course of their careers and understand how to make the most out of the information provided. If you’re looking for reliable professionals to aid your cause, we can help.
Suing for Mental Anguish – Workplace Situations
Most mental anguish cases are based on the trauma caused by accidents, negligence, and assault.
Very few of them involve trauma caused in a workplace environment. Every employee has the right to a safe and healthy working environment. They have the right to be treated with respect and dignity by their colleagues and employers.
However, sometimes this doesn’t happen, which can lead to mental anguish. Here are some workplace incidences that can lead to lawsuits:
These are just some of the many situations that can cause acute mental distress. If you experience symptoms like lack of appetite, lack of sleep, lack of energy, mood swings, depression, listlessness, etc., you might want to consult with a medical professional to understand the cause.
It is difficult to determine what counts as workplace-related psychological trauma. There are many factors to consider while building a case. Our team will provide blunt, straightforward advice on the case so you can make the best decisions.
It is challenging to determine compensation for such cases because there are non-economic damages. Economic damages include loss of property, inability to work, impact on professional abilities, and more. Non-economic damages are psychological and can’t be quantified. You can discuss the situation with your lawyer and come up with a compensation amount that works for you. The cost can vary from case to case.
If you’re looking for more advice on the matter, don’t hesitate to contact us at Conte Jaswal. You can call us at our toll-free number 1.877.614.0008 as well. Our lawyers will provide excellent advice and help you get the compensation you deserve.
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