If you’ve been asking, “Can I get counselling for a climbing accident?” you’ll be pleased to hear that Accident Advice Helpline provides a free telephone advice service where you can discuss your situation and find out what your options are. Every case is different, but our highly trained advisers will usually be able to tell you quickly if you can make a claim and what may be able to be included in it.
Accidents of all kinds can be traumatic, but how this affects people in the long term varies a great deal between individuals. If you find that you are badly affected, it doesn’t mean you’re weak, it just means you’ve been unlucky. If your doctor or a qualified psychiatrist says you need counselling in order to get better, it’s unlikely that a court will disagree. The real idea behind compensation is to get you back into a position where you can lead an active, fulfilling life, and that means you may need to go through a process of emotional as well as physical recovery.
You’ll normally only be able to claim for a climbing accident if it happened during the past three years. You’ll need to have seen a doctor soon after it happened and you’ll need to work out who was responsible for it. We can help with this if you need us to. If you went climbing all alone with no equipment, you probably won’t be able to claim, but if, for instance, you suffered an equipment failure, somebody failed to set up ropes for you properly as agreed or you were on a supervised adventure holiday, but you didn’t get proper training, you may well have a case.
The right support
Compensation payouts don’t usually cover the cost of things you could get for free from another source, but although counselling is theoretically free on the NHS, the courts understand that in practice it can involve long waiting lists and in some areas it isn’t available at all. What’s more, if you need counselling for a climbing accident then it may be best for you to see a specialist counsellor with relevant experience. For this reason, where counselling has been recommended, it is usually possible to include it in a claim.
A good solicitor
At Accident Advice Helpline we specialise in matching up accident victims with expert solicitors, and if you want us to do this for you, we’ll be happy to help. We find that the chances of success in a case like this are much improved if you have a solicitor who understands precedents relating to counselling and has worked on similar cases in the past. Because we use a no win, no fee* system you won’t need to be rich to get good representation and you won’t need to pay at all if your case is lost. We’ll keep stress to a minimum for you and if you are successful, funded counselling could soon have you feeling a lot better.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.