Claim for Psychiatric Injuries

Mrs T received £125,000 compensation as a result of a coach crash in the French Alps which caused her husband to suffer a serious head injury.

Mrs T was not actually involved in the accident. She was at home in England at the time. This would have prevented her from bringing a claim under English Law.

However, under French Law, she was entitled to bring a claim for the detrimental effect of her husband’s injuries on her own life, including the effect on her career. As a result of her husband’s injuries, Mrs T was forced to abandon her career aspirations and suffered a significant loss of earnings.