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When calculating the level of compensation for Psychiatric and Psychological Injuries, various factors have to be taken into account. These include the injured person's ability to cope with life and work, the extent to which any treatment would be successful and the overall prognosis.
Compensation for general psychiatric injuries varies from "Severe" injuries (£39,150 - £82,750) where there is a long term inability to cope with work and life and a future vulnerability" to "Minor" injuries (£1,100 - £4,200) which might include cases where daily activities and sleep were affected.
This category is reserved for injuries caused as a result of a psychologically distressing event which was outside the range of normal human experience and which would be markedly distressing to almost anyone. Compensation for post traumatic stress disorder varies according to whether the injury is classed as "Severe" (£42,500 - £71,850) where there the person is not "functioning at anything approaching the pre-trauma level", moderate, or "Minor" (£2,800 - £5,875) where virtually a full recovery can be expected to be made.
These are cases where there are symptoms of pain without any, or any commensurate, organic basis. The range is as follows.
|Type of Pain||Award Level|
|Chronic Pain Syndrome||£7,000 - £42,000|
|Fibromyalgia||£30,000 - £45,000|
|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome||in the region of £32,750|
|Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy||£20,000 - £60,000|
|Somatoform Disorder||in the region of £30,000|
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