While herding cattle from one field to another one of them collapsed and died trapping me underneath from the chest down. I was trapped for some time and suffered damage to my vertebrae. Psychologically I was quite traumatised by the event therefore can I include emotional trauma in a claim for a crushing injury from a cow?

Assuming you have visited a psychologist and they have confirmed that you are suffering from emotional trauma after the incident you should be entitled to include it in any potential claim for a crushing injury from a cow. Depending on the impact it has on your day-to-day life, this could be the principal component of your claim. Thus it is strongly recommended that you maintain a diary recording your life since the accident including details on the effect the emotional trauma has had on your ability to carry out tasks the were part of your life before the accident, any feelings of anxiety or depression should also be included.

Of course in order to pursue a claim for a crushing injury from a cow it will first have to be determined if the accident occurred due to the negligence of a third party. In this instance it is best advised that you speak with a personal injury lawyer. Many today in the USA offer a free consultation service for personal injury claims and deal with big and small compensation claims.

Thus your lawyer should be able to determine who is responsible for your injury and if they feel you may be entitled to compensation, will evaluate your claim and advise on the potential amount you may be entitled to.

This is only one element that could be part of your compensation claim. Your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident will also be factored in and the compensation amount adjusted accordingly while loss of amenity and special damages could also alter the amount you are entitled to, speak with a personal injury lawyer to find out more about making a claim for a crushing injury from a cow.