Nervous shock injury is a form of immaterial damage suffered by third parties. Accidents may have more than just physical effects. Like mental injury suffered by the victim and surviving persons. Nervous shock injury is the effect of immediate confrontation with a shocking incident or its outcomes. An example is seeing a loved one being run over by a car.

There are several requirements for being entitled to compensation for nervous shock injury. The first is immediate confrontation with the accidents or its outcomes by a next-of-kin or surviving person. Second comes the shock caused by this confrontation. Third, this shock must have a demonstrable mental effect in the form of ‘mental clinical features’.

Nervous shock injury differs from emotional loss. Emotional loss need not imply confrontation with a shocking incident. For more information about emotional loss, go to “Affectieschade / Emotional loss”.

Elfi Letselschade Advocaat will be pleased to counsel you in a claim on account of nervous shock injury.