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    Esther Rantzen

    Can I get counselling for an aeronautical engineering accident?


    If you have been injured whilst working as an aeronautical engineer, your entitlement to compensation for counselling depends on the type of injuries that you have suffered.  Thus, before filing a claim for physical and psychiatric injuries and any associated counselling, it is important to understand this area of the law.  If you are wondering ‘Can I get counselling for an aeronautical engineering accident?’ you should read on to find out some valuable information on this topic.

    Counselling for physical and psychiatric injuries

    After being involved in a traumatic aeronautical engineering event that caused you physical and psychiatric trauma, it is very important to visit specialists who can determine quantitatively the amount of physical and psychiatric harm inflicted on you.  The extent to which your psychiatric trauma is directly linked to that event will determine your right to receive compensation for counselling.

    If you have not suffered any physical injury, your right to compensation is subject to whether or not your psychiatric harm is due to another person’s injury or death. According to UK law, a person who has suffered a ‘reasonably foreseeable’ mental condition must have a close bond with the victim in order to seek redress. In addition, the person claiming compensation should have been close to the scene in order to prove that he or she has perceived the tragedy entirely and directly.  To make a successful claim purely for psychiatric harm (neurotic shock unrelated to physical injuries), you must demonstrate that your psychiatric condition is the direct result of another person’s negligent acts, omissions, or deliberate actions.

    Another important aspect that you need to know is that getting compensation for psychiatric harm can be especially difficult because shock, anxiety, fear and feelings of remorse are considered normal reactions to tragic events.  Since, however, common law recognises that mental shock can manifest in specific physical symptoms and psychiatric complications, an experienced solicitor may convince the court to include counselling within your claim.  This means that compensation for psychiatric harm and associated counselling may be claimed for all aeronautical engineering accident cases.

    Conditions for liability

    Your employer will be held responsible for your physical and/or psychiatric harm only if you can prove that he or she has breached a duty of care, causing your injuries.  If the existence of a duty of care between you and your employer cannot be established to demonstrate a link between your physical and psychiatric harm and your employer’s acts, your claim will most probably be unsuccessful.

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    If you intend to claim compensation for physical injuries and psychiatric trauma resulting from an aeronautical engineering accident at work, the expert personal injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline will provide you with free advice on your case.  Our professionals have years of experience in helping people claim for physical and psychiatric injuries caused by work-related accidents.  Additionally, with Accident Advice Helpline’s no win, no fee* agreements, there is no financial risk to you if your claim is unsuccessful.  Thus, you should stop asking questions such as ‘Can I get counselling for an aeronautical engineering accident?’ and contact us by calling 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: February 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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