Psychological injuries such as severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress, either in combination with physical injuries or on their own, can be causes for personal injury claims.
In order for a psychological injury to be the only cause of an action, it historically has to be outrageous and extreme, and unendurable by the average person.
Records of diagnosis and treatment by medical providers is important in establishing a psychological injury claim.
The laws pertaining to psychological injury are complex. If you believe you have a claim, contact Putnam Law for a free consultation.