Over the past few years there have been significant positive changes in how people value their mental health.
There is greater understanding of how much it impacts on all aspects of an individual’s life.
The MOD as well as civilian employers are making the mental health and wellbeing of their workers a priority. However there is still a long way to go. In Forces Law we are seeing a growing number of claims for psychiatric injury from not only those who are serving but from them who have moved into civilian employment. Many feel that they are overworked, under supported or have been bullied or harassed in the workplace. It is also common to find that personnel may also have been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorder or mood or depressive disorder to name but a few.
We understands that unlike a broken leg a psychiatric injury is not as easily identified or understood. Forces Law have Solicitors on the panel who specialise in this type of injury. We understand the impact that this can have on a person and the effects that it can have on their close family and loved ones. Our special Injury Lawyers will work with you and will advise on the best course of action whether it be to pursue a civil claim for personal injuries or whether there may be an alternative option such as a claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or War Pension Scheme.
If you think you may have a case, please get in touch.
The most important point that we can make is to take advice from one of our specialist firms as soon as possible if you have any related query.