Psychiatric Claims

Psychiatric claims is one of the most complicated areas of clinical negligence law. They are cases in their own right, or may form part of another claim, such as failure to diagnose a fracture or cancer.

Medical definitions of psychiatric claims are extremely technical, so it’s important to get help from lawyers with deep, expert knowledge of this highly specialised work.

Many personal injury lawyers try to handle this area of law but don’t fully understand all the issues, or have little or no experience. In matters such as psychiatric claims, only a true specialist will do.

What services do we offer?

We deal with all aspects of psychiatric claims including:

  • PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
  • CPS Chronic Pain Syndrome.
  • Body dysmorphia.
  • Nervous shock to both the patient and family who often witness traumatic incidents first hand, such as the death of a loved one through poor medical treatment.

Why go to Birchall Blackburn Law?

Our friendly and sympathetic team have dealt with thousands of cases involving a full range of psychiatric injuries and secured many millions of pounds for our clients and their families.

We achieve these impressive results by working alongside the country’s leading barristers and medical experts such as psychiatrists, psychologists, neuro-psychiatrists and treatment organisations offering counselling, light therapy and rapid eye movement therapy.

We have partners accredited with the Law Society as Panel experts. Andrew Taylor and Susan Liver, both Partners in Clinical Negligence, specialise in psychiatric clinical negligence and high value cases involving complex psychiatric-based claims. In addition, we are accredited by Headway, CBit and BASIC.

How much does it cost?

There are a number of ways to fund your case and often the best option is a no win no fee agreement. When we discuss your claim in detail we will explain all the funding options.

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