Table 2

Accident Neurosis (1961)10,11

Occurs in a situation in which someone else is at fault or is perceived to be at fault.
Occurs in a situation in which an award of damages is possible.
Has an inverse relationship with degree of injury if any physical injury at all. The more severe the injury, the less likelihood of accident neurosis.
Is more likely to occur in those with lower socioeconomic status.
Is characterized by failure to improve until after compensation litigation is settled, with ensuing improvement from significant to complete.