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“Invisible” illnesses and disabilities are difficult to prove, let alone claim insurance benefits, compensation, and justice for. But that ends here.
Whether your disability claim has been denied or the responsible party is yet to be brought to justice, Zayouna Law Firm can help you claim damages for your suffering. It may be impossible to put a price on trauma. A mental anguish claim allows you to recover compensation to focus on your well-being and ease the emotional and financial burden of psychological distress.
Did you know that mental health is the leading cause of workplace disability? Insurance providers and companies rarely recognize this, and often deny rightful benefits.
In the face of trauma, the last thing you need is the burden of proving your mental distress. It is also difficult to demonstrate how it may have a debilitating impact on your well-being and productivity. While physical ailments can be quickly diagnosed, there are countless barriers to proving psychological and mental distress.
A legal claim allows you to illustrate psychological and mental distress and make this “invisible” disability visible. The compensation you are awarded can go towards lost wages, therapies, and other costs of mental illness or trauma
A mental anguish claim helps you carve a path forward towards healing and recovery. It allows you to recover damages, which become important resources for dealing with the psychological impact of accidents, harassment, and other traumatic events. Earn compensation for:
Have you recently been in an accident, suffered the loss of a loved one, or learned of a family member’s ordeal with abuse and trauma? These life-altering events can take a toll on you and your well-being.
The first step to seeking justice and restoring your quality of life is recognizing psychological and mental distress signs. These include:
You don’t — and shouldn’t — have to suffer alone and in silence, on top of the financial strain of being unable to work. These psychologically distressing conditions are grounds for a mental anguish claim against the responsible party and your insurance provider.
Aside from proving the responsible party’s liability, claiming disability insurance benefits is one of the biggest emotional and financial recovery barriers. Unfortunately, insurance providers rarely make it easy.
You are required to prove that you are receiving appropriate treatment and that your condition has a severe impact on your well-being and productivity. Often, these only worsen the burden, resulting in even more severe outcomes. If you have been previously denied disability benefits, you can claim damages that will finally end your suffering and enable you to access the necessary resources for restoring your quality of life.
At Zayouna Law Firm, we value mental health, and we’re here to help protect yours. We firmly believe that no one should suffer in silence, especially due to trauma caused by reckless, negligent, and callous actions, as well as continued denial of psychological distress as a disability. See how we help you claim damages for mental anguish:
Our team of psychological distress lawyers, clerks, and partner medical professionals all firmly believe that mental health matters. We advocate for your total well-being in and out of the courtroom to aid your recovery and to ensure that you are supported on your mental health journey. Through our vast expertise in psychological distress law and personal injury law, we can help restore and rebuild your life.
While psychological distress cannot be proven through x-rays and other standard diagnostic procedures, a personal injury lawyer can work with mental health professionals to prove your claim or lawsuit.
Successful psychological distress claims prove that your trauma or mental distress was a foreseeable result of another party’s negligence, and that the psychological injury is a recognized psychiatric disorder. Your claim must be supported by psychiatric or psychological evaluations presented in court.
Despite mental health being the leading cause of workplace disability, insurance providers make it difficult to claim benefits. Often, they cite difficulty in proving psychological distress because it is unseen, unlike a physical injury. Even when they do grant a disability claim, they require extensive proof of a diagnosis and treatment. Even then, they may approve only partial or severely delayed benefits.
As a general rule, it is best to seek legal action for psychological distress as soon as possible. However, certain causes for psychological distress claims such as sexual assault no longer have a statute of limitations in Ontario. This means you can file a civil lawsuit many years after the fact. Keep in mind, though, that certain pieces of evidence can expire and become unusable.
Yes, you can pursue both types of legal action. A criminal suit can result in jail time for the responsible or negligent party, which removes them from society and prevents them from hurting you or anyone else. A civil suit allows you to seek financial compensation for the physical, emotional, and psychological suffering they have caused you.
The legal system acknowledges that emotional distress can happen even in the absence of physical harm when a person experiences mental agony or emotional suffering as a result of another person’s actions.
Here comes the question: Is it possible to file a lawsuit for mental distress??
Yes, if someone else’s carelessness caused your injuries. You can file a lawsuit in Ontario for losses brought on by negligence (i.e., failure to act reasonably). You may be compensated for your injury-related expenses which include medical bills, lost wages, discomfort, and lost enjoyment of life, if someone else’s negligence hurts you. Even punitive penalties might be yours if the person responsible acted maliciously or intentionally harmed you.
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL DISTRESS?
Emotional Distress (ED) is a condition where a person experiences intense feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, fear, guilt, shame, self-loathing, worthlessness, hopelessness, loneliness, and/or helplessness. These emotions may be triggered by events in our lives, including traumatic events, interpersonal relationships, work situations, financial problems, physical illness, and/or legal issues. Emotional distress can lead to substance abuse, suicide attempts, and even death.
The following are some examples of what people experience emotionally:
SUING FOR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS: HOW TO DO IT?
How is someone’s anguish actionable? Bringing a claim for emotional harm entails the following steps:
It can be difficult and time-consuming to sue an individual for emotional discomfort. Give yourself the greatest chance of collecting your losses by familiarising yourself with the procedure and speaking with a lawyer.