A cigarette fire can be a traumatic thing to experience, and if you have been recently injured in one then alongside treatment for your wounds or burns you may require cigarette fire accident counselling. If the cigarette fire accident was caused by the negligence of a third party then you may also be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in personal injury claims, and we have a high success rate in getting people just like you the compensation they are entitled to. We also believe that accident counselling is a vital part of recovery, and therefore, that the cost of counselling should be reflected in any compensation package we ask for on your behalf.
Coping with stress after a fire
Being injured in a fire can be damaging in more ways than just the physical. Both the body and the mind experience high levels of shock and stress due to burns injuries, and these states can persist in the mind even after the physical injuries have healed. The mind remains on red alert, and this can result in constant anxiety, sudden panic attacks, mood swings and depression, as well as psychosomatic ailments like migraines, cramps and uncontrollable shaking. The experience of being trapped in a room filling with smoke can also recur in nightmares, and all of these after effects can have a disastrous impact on your daily life. Work, wellbeing and relationships can all suffer.
Counselling is the best way to deal with this kind of post-traumatic stress. By talking over the experience, anxieties are brought to light and can be understood and tamed. Your doctor can refer you for NHS counselling, which is free, but it often has a long waiting list. The alternative is private counselling, which is usually available much sooner but will probably be expensive.
Factoring counselling into compensation
To find out if you have grounds for a compensation claim relating to your cigarette fire accident, call our free, 24-hour helpline to speak to one of our friendly trained advisors. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500. You may want to mention at this stage if you are receiving cigarette fire accident counselling or if you plan to seek it out. If our advisors think that Accident Advice Helpline could make a successful claim on your behalf you will be given the option of contacting one of our team of expert lawyers, all of whom work on the basis of no win, no fee*. Again, you may want to mention if you are receiving counselling at this stage, so that they can factor the costs of counselling into the bespoke compensation package they will try to arrange for you.
Although Accident Advice Helpline cannot refer you for counselling or provide a counselling service, we can add the money you have spent on counselling to the amount of compensation we try to claim for you. Keep evidence of each session you attend and receipts for medical bills, as well as documentation of travel costs and earnings lost through time off work, as we will try to recoup all these expenses on your behalf.