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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

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    Can I get counselling for head trauma?


    After a serious accident it can be difficult to get back to living life as you did before; however, if you can get counselling for head trauma it can significantly improve your ability to readjust.  It can also be advisable from a medical point of view, as ongoing professional support means any hidden problems caused by your injury are more likely to be detected.  If a medical or psychiatric professional has recommended counselling for you, it is certainly something you can claim for.

    Compensation claims: the basics

    For a compensation claim to be valid it normally has to be made within three years of the accident happening and you need to have received immediate medical treatment.  Treatment is particularly important in the case of head injury, as serious damage can sometimes be done with no obvious signs on the surface.  If a doctor thinks you are at risk then you should have a scan to check for any problems, enabling you to receive help if necessary.

    You are generally more likely to be successful with a compensation claim if you make it early, when it is easier to collect evidence.  If your injury develops complications or turns out to be more serious than was initially thought, damages may be extended to take account of this and you will not lose out by claiming promptly.

    Counselling and head trauma

    Any kind of injury can leave you feeling frightened and disorientated, and you may benefit from counselling to help you to get back to normal.  In the case of a head injury you may be left with other problems, such as mood swings or memory lapses, that complicate your day-to-day life.  A specialist who is properly trained in providing counselling for head trauma can help you to cope with this.  Unfortunately, though it is possible to get counselling on the NHS, it can be difficult to find a specialist in this way and you may have to wait in long queues.  If you choose to go private and you keep your receipts, you may be able to claim for the cost as part of a compensation package.

    Advice and support

    Our helpline is open day and night, all week, so if you want advice about your situation, give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500.  It will not cost you anything and it does not mean that you will have to make a claim with us.  We will discuss your options with you and help you to work out if you are likely to be able to claim successfully.

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    If you do decide to claim and you want our help, we can assist you on a no-win, no-fee* basis, which means you will not have to pay us if you lose.  We can provide you with a solicitor who has experience in dealing with head trauma cases and your solicitor will deal with all the complexities of the case on your behalf.  We will keep things as simple and stress-free as possible for you whilst fighting to make sure you get all the support you need.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.