If you are currently dealing with the psychological after-effects of a backhoe loader accident that was not your fault, it could be necessary to think about obtaining backhoe loader accident counselling.
What is a backhoe loader accident?
A backhoe loader (also known as a digger) is a common sight on construction projects. It is a heavy-duty vehicle with a bucket on the front and a small backhoe on the rear. It is used to move earth and other kinds of debris in a safe and efficient manner. However, if a backhoe isn’t properly maintained and cared for by the person or authority who owns it, serious accidents can occur.
A backhoe loader accident can be painful and can lead to chronic aches and strains even weeks and months after the incident. There can also be significant psychological trauma, and you may need backhoe loader accident counselling.
How do I find a counsellor?
In most circumstances, patients are referred to the NHS counselling service by their GP, but private treatment is also an option. If there are no NHS appointments available (waiting lists can be long), it may be essential not to delay and to consult with a private clinic for the counselling.
How much will it cost?
Whilst counselling under the NHS is free, you will be charged for sessions with a private clinic. However, Accident Advice Helpline can be there to support your recovery. We cannot pay for your treatment, but we can fight to get the fees, or a portion of the fees, returned to you, through a personal injury claim. In order to find out how much counselling compensation you could be eligible for, just call one of our friendly advisors direct today. Our expert lawyers work on a no win, no fee* basis so you won’t have to pay any upfront charges when making your claim.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
To be eligible for compensation, the backhoe loader accident must have occurred within the last three years. It must also have been the result of negligence on the part of the person or authority responsible for the machine. This could include accidents due to worn tyres, broken controls and damaged buckets and spokes. You cannot claim for accidents that were a consequence of personal incapacity, for example, trips and falls related to poor eyesight or coordination. However, injuries resulting from a failure to maintain the backhoe loader are, in most cases, legally attributable to the person or authority responsible for the safety of the structure. You will need to give a personal account of the incident and provide as much evidence as possible to support your claim.
What is the next step?
If you have received, or are due to receive, private counselling and would like help recovering a portion of the costs, call us direct today on 0800 180 4123. We operate a free 24-hour helpline, and our expert advisors are here to make sure that you are always in the loop when it comes to compensation.
Date Published: October 28, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Machinery accident claims