Having an accident on a barge can be a traumatic experience, regardless of the severity of the incident itself. It’s important to get the help you need straight away, even if you’re not up to making a barge accident claim immediately.
This is where a course of counselling can be beneficial, as it provides you with the time and space to discuss your issues and how the accident has affected you mentally. Recovering from the mental scars is just as important as dealing with any physical ones.
How can counselling help?
Any type of accident can leave you feeling emotional and it can be hard to get back to normal. When you’re making a barge accident claim, you might not want to get back on the boat, especially if the accident involved another party. This can have a huge impact on your life and these feelings can last a long time if you don’t get the help you require.
At Accident Advice Helpline we want those making a barge accident claim to get back to normal as soon as possible. Counselling offers you a safe environment in which to talk about your feelings and the effect the accident is having on all areas of your life.
You often don’t want to trouble friends or family with your problems so counselling gives you someone to talk to who is impartial and who you can really open up to. They will discuss what areas you want to focus on and look at the impact the accident has had on your life.
Alongside a counsellor you will develop strategies for dealing with the accident and work through the recovery process. Even just a couple of sessions can have a considerable impact.
How to start the counselling process
If you think that counselling could help you then you need to start by talking to your GP. They will be able to refer you to an appropriate counsellor and advise you on waiting times. There is also the option to go through a private service if you feel that the wait is too long.
When you’re ready to make a barge accident claim, it’s important that you have kept all the relevant receipts for your travel and fees associated with the counselling, as well as any medical information.
At Accident Advice Helpline we work with you to achieve the best possible outcome and you may be able to cover some of the costs through your compensation claim.
Making a barge accident claim
At Accident Advice Helpline we provide a 24/7 helpline, so you can make that initial compensation claim whenever you feel like it. We also offer a 30-second test online, which will give you a guide to how much you could claim.
We want to make the process of a barge accident claim as straightforward for you as possible and our specialist solicitors will deal with all the details for you.
To start the compensation process simply call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: July 11, 2015
Author: David Brown