Psychiatric injury, also known as emotional or psychological injury, can be a basis for a personal injury claim. It is a type of injury that is caused by the negligence or intentional act of another party and results in emotional or psychological trauma.

Examples of events that may lead to psychiatric injury include car accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, assault, and other traumatic events. Symptoms of psychiatric injury can include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues.

To establish a personal injury claim for psychiatric injury, the injured party must show that the other party was at fault for the event that caused the injury. They must also demonstrate that they have suffered a genuine psychiatric injury, such as PTSD or depression, and that this injury was caused by the event in question.

If these elements can be established, the injured party may be entitled to recover damages for any medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from the psychiatric injury. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help navigate the legal process and help the injured party recover the compensation they deserve.

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