Depression could be caused by a number of psychological injuries.

Many of us have been a victim of depression. However, not many of us know how to make a claim for it.

In this article, I have provided all the necessary details about how to apply for compensation

Moreover, I have given an estimated amount for the compensations you may be entitled to.

How severe does depression have to be to apply for a claim?

If your depression leads to psychiatric stress or psychological injuries, you may be able to receive accommodation through a personal injury claim.

If you are showing ongoing symptoms after a tragedy, you may also receive compensation for stress caused by trauma. 

Your solicitor will tell you how much compensation you are entitled to after evaluating your medical documents.

What is the average compensation for stress and anxiety?

Severe depression could be a result of stress and anxiety. 

Your depression could lead to a psychiatric injury. In this case, the average amount of compensation could range between £5,100 to £16,000.

However, this may vary based on severity. 

In case you are showing severe prolonging symptoms, your compensation may rise and range between £48,000 to £101,000. 

For mild psychiatric damage you receive a compensation claim between £1,300 to £5,000. 

How much payout could I receive for a Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

You might be able to receive a claim between £24,000 to £73,000 for complex regional pain syndrome

How much compensation can I claim for stress at work?

If your work is causing psychiatric harm, you might be able to apply for a claim.

The compensation depends on the severity of the symptoms and working environment.

On average, you may receive an estimated claim ranging from £4,450 to £14,500. 

For minor stress at work your claim can range between £1,100 to £4,450.

However, for a severe case of stress your compensation amount may increase and range between £41,600 to £88,000.

How much compensation claim will I receive for post traumatic stress disorder?

For minor temporary symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you can make a claim for compensation ranging between £3,370 to £6,890.

For a moderate level of PTSD your compensation claim may range between £6,890 to £19,750

However, for prolonging symptoms and severe PTSD, you may receive a claim between £19,750 to £51,070.

Can I claim compensation for psychological injuries?

You can make a claim for psychological injuries. The severity and the long term effects of post traumatic stress disorder will be analysed before you receive a compensation amount.

You apply for an accommodation for psychiatric damage and post traumatic stress disorder through personal injury claims.

How do I apply for a depression compensation?

Applying for depression compensation is a difficult process. 

This is different from any other personal injury claims. You are required to get a diagnosis by a therapist before you claim for compensation. 

Then you would need to hire a solicitor and submit your reports for evaluation.

Your solicitor will conduct an in depth analysis on your medical reports, work environment, and living condition. He may also go into the details of the reason that caused you depression. Moreover, he may also require CCTV footage or witnesses to prove your mental state.

You will receive a psychiatric evaluation to determine your condition. 

Based on the extent of your mental state, you will receive a depression compensation. 

What is the payout for a personal injury that caused depression?

For a personal injury compensation caused by phobias or daily activities the injury claims can range between £1,1170 to £4,900.

However, depression can lead to psychiatric damage. For a moderate level of personal injury you can compensation ranging between £4,450 to £45,850.

For a severe personal injury such as physical or sexual abuse, you can receive an injury compensation from £41,600 to £97,000.

How much compensation can I receive for severe depression?

The estimated amount of compensation you could receive ranges between £40,000 to £85,000.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can traumatic stress lead to depression?

Well, yes. Individuals who have sustained traumatic events may become depressed. 

Any sort of trauma that affects your mental state can lead to a severe case of depression

This could include tragic events such as:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Harassment
  • Childhood trauma
  • Accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Loss or death
  • Substance abuse

You can claim compensation for mental health through a solicitor. 

What is the compensation amount for mental trauma?

The compensation amount for trauma could vary depending upon the severity.

For severe traumatic stress leading to post traumatic stress disorder you can receive an injury compensation ranging between £45,5000 to £84,000. 

However, for a moderate level of traumatic stress you can receive a compensation for up to £6,200 to £50,000.

In case you have minor symptoms of mental trauma you can receive a compensation from £3000 to £6,800.

Can you sue someone for causing stress in the UK?

Yes, you can sue someone for causing you stress. This falls under the category of ‘injury to feelings’. You can make a personal injury claim through a solicitor. 

However, the injury compensation varies upon the severity of the stress you have sustained. 

The average amount of compensation you may receive is between £9,000 to £27,000. 

For a minor case, the compensation amount ranges between £900 to £9000. In case you have faced a severe case of discrimination, the compensation amount may increase. 

For a long term harassment leading to an increased amount of stress, you may receive a claim between £27,000 to £45,000.

How will a depression compensation help?

A compensation may help you receive several benefits.

You may receive a claim for pain and suffering. This may help reduce the risk of future psychological injuries. 

Moreover, you can make a claim for loss of income. If your stress has hindered your ability to work, you may receive compensation for the loss you have sustained.

Furthermore, you may receive compensation for loss of earning. This may help you receive a claim for all the expenses you have borne.

Can I make a claim for pain anxiety?

Yes, you may receive compensation for anxiety.

 You can make this claim through personal injury compensation. 

This could be for anxiety or stress caused by several issues including: work, everyday routine, bullying, abuse, accident, or even sexual harassment.

Can I make a personal injury claim after an accident?

Yes, you may be able to claim compensation for a personal injury after an accident.

The amount may vary depending on the severity of the accident. 

However, it is important you understand that the accident should not be your fault. Otherwise, it may be difficult for you to receive a compensation claim. 

 On average you may receive a compensation amount ranging from £225,000 to £325,000.


depression compensation

There are several reasons that may result in depression. However, it is crucial you receive treatment as it may become fatal.

You may want to visit a certified psychiatric to analyse your condition. The documentations will also be used for your compensation process.

Do not worry about the finance, as the compensation claim will provide accommodation you are entitled to. This may help prevent future vulnerabilities that may be a result in depression.

Follow the guidelines provided in order to be well informed before applying for the compensation.

All the necessary details have been mentioned in this article. If you feel we have missed out on anything, feel free to contact us.

About the author

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson is a financial services expert, with over 10 years’ experience in the industry, including 6 years in FCA regulated companies. Read more
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