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Seeking compensation for major trauma after accidental injury - more stress than its worth??

Joy Hewitt

A clinical study has identified that the development and persistence of post-traumatic stress disorder following major trauma is not related to injury severity, but may be associated with factors such as blaming others for the accident and processes.

Take Home Messages: The development and persistence of post-traumatic stress disorder after major trauma is more likely to be influenced by the circumstances around the injury and the processes that follow it than by the actual severity of the injury.  Consequently, the legal processes involved in gaining compensation following physical trauma may be counterproductive for the individual's mental health by contributing to the dev...

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