Claims for nervous shock arise where a person suffers psychiatric injury as a consequence of witnessing a traumatic event which results in the death or serious injury of another person.
Injuries of this nature can have a significant impact on a person’s emotional wellbeing and often require long term specialist psychiatric treatment, which can be costly.
Events that may result in nervous shock
Nervous shock may be caused by a number of different situations, such as:
- Witnessing a motor vehicle accident involving fatalities
- Witnessing a serious accident at work, regardless of whether you were involved in the accident
- Being involved in a serious accident which you feared would result in the death or serious injury of you or another person
If you have suffered psychological injury as a result of witnessing a traumatic event, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
A nervous shock compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can help you by explaining how the law operates in Queensland and what your potential entitlements may be.