Being left with pain and terrible scars after an electric burn accident can be a very sad and upsetting experience. Counselling can play an important role in the recovery of people suffering from serious physical and psychological trauma. This is because only through counselling can a person learn how to cope with what has happened. At Accident Advice Helpline, we know how difficult it is to accept the physical pain and emotional wounds relating to an accident that was not your fault. For this reason, we are ready to answer completely normal questions, such as ‘Can I get counselling for an electric burn accident?’ and provide you with qualified legal advice on how to make an electric burn compensation claim.
Your legal right to compensation
An electric burn accident resulting in a major injury is a traumatic experience, causing both physical and emotional damage. There is additional psychological distress relating to absence from work and potential financial complications. As a result, many victims who sustain severe electric burns develop long-term psychological problems such as depression, phobias, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is the most common and serious condition associated with severe physical injuries. If you have been diagnosed with PTSD or another psychological condition after an electric burn accident, you may include counselling in your claim.
Very often, PTSD develops because of experiencing a disastrous event, during which the victim undergoes feelings of fear, helplessness, or horror. In these cases, particular symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and an avoidance behaviour, can last for a very long time after the accident. Psychiatrists recommend patients specialised treatment, usually in the form of cognitive behavioural therapy, in order to treat PTSD.
Now, if you are looking for a straight answer to the question, ‘Can I get counselling for an electric burn accident?’ we can tell you that although a physical injury claim including counselling is a little more complex than other types of claims, it can be pursued as long as it meets certain legal criteria. To include counselling in your claim, proving that your psychological condition relates to the injury that you suffered due to someone else’s negligence, is one of the most essential determinants of a successful claim.
How we can help you
When dealing with electric burn accident claims, our personal injury specialists keep in mind that there might be some psychological issues involved. For this reason, we recommend that you see a psychiatrist before filing a claim for your electric burn injury. In addition, we will carefully explore your situation and even discuss the matter with the members of your family in order to understand to what extent the situation has affected everyone’s life. A good understanding of the particulars of your case will help us guide you towards the best course of action for making a successful claim against the person responsible for your suffering.
For more information on your legal right to claim compensation for both physical and psychological injuries that you have sustained through no fault of your own, we invite you to get in touch with our personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: February 15, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Burn injury claims