Once known only as “shell shock,” a condition affecting those returning from battle, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is now fully recognised as a medical disorder brought on by a traumatic event. More and more people returning from war zones are reliving the events they have witnessed on a day to day basis. The tell-tale signs are typically flashbacks, hypervigilence, insomnia and anger outbursts. Of course, there are many others warning signs, and they will all differ slightly from person to person.
It is estimated that around 30 % of Vietnam veterans have suffered PTSD, 10% of veterans from the Gulf War have had PTSD symptoms and around 11-20% of those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have returned with PTSD.
You may wish to pursue a compensation claim for post-traumatic stress disorder if you believe you have PTSD and have not received appropriate treatment or your symptoms have not been taken seriously by a medical professional. Jason Brady at Holmes & Hills Solicitors is experienced in leading all PTSD compensation claims and is happy to assess your claim on a no win, no fee basis.