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Nervous shock compensation claims

Commonly asked questions about nervous shock compensation claims:

Nervous shock is a legal term, not a medical term, and it refers to cases in which someone is suffering from a psychiatric illness resulting from witnessing something distressing or traumatic. Nervous shock may come about after someone:

  • Witnesses a motor vehicle accident, resulting in serious injuries or death of those involved
  • Being involved in an accident or incident in which you are not physically harmed, but others are
  • Witnesses a serious accident in the workplace, whether being involved in the accident or not

Nervous shock cases are more complex than other types of serious injury claims, and as such, it is advised that you seek legal advice in preparing your case for compensation.

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