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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often strikes members of the Armed Forces, due to their traumatic experiences both in combat and on exercise. PTSD and other similar disorders often have very significant adverse mental and physical impacts on the sufferer, their lives and careers and those of their loved ones.

Often many years can pass after a traumatic experience before a member of the forces can suffer or be diagnosed with PTSD, or other psychological or psychiatric disorders.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to traumatic, stressful, frightening or distressing events. The condition was first recognised in war veterans and was previously known as ‘shell shock’.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

Symptoms and consequences typically include some or all of the following:

  • ‘Re-experiencing’ the traumatic events including flashbacks, nightmares, repetitive or distressing images and sensations
  • Avoidance and emotional numbing, leading to feelings of detachment from loved ones and friends, and isolation
  • Marital/ relationship issues/ breakdown
  • Hyperarousal (feeling ‘on edge’), often leading to anger (management) issues, and issues with sleeping and/or concentration
  • Other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, paranoia etc.
  • Substance misuse including alcohol misuse

Why should you seek legal advice for PTSD?

Early intervention and legal advice are vitally important. Gorvins’ Military Personal Injury team has many years of experience of acting for military personnel who have suffered PTSD and/or other psychological and psychiatric injuries. We can maximise compensation whether in Civil, Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (‘AFCS’) and/or Criminal Injuries claims.

Gorvins approach to Military PTSD Claims

We take pride in our holistic approach to our client services and can arrange the requisite support for you and your family in terms of education (on conditions), rehabilitation and other e.g. financial support.

How can Gorvins help and next steps

Gary Boyd, the partner in charge of Gorvins’ military personal injury department, is an acknowledged expert in the highly specialised field of military PTSD claims and associated psychological and psychiatric injuries. To discuss your case with Gary you can call us on 0161 930 5117 or fill in our online enquiry form and let us call you back to see how we can help.


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