While being injured in any accident can be very traumatic, a coasteering accident is no exception and coasteering accident counselling may be needed to help you come to terms with the accident and any long-term consequences you have suffered.
Is counselling necessary?
After an accident the initial focus is quite rightly on the physical injuries. In a coasteering accident these can be serious and need urgent medical attention. It is natural to feel shocked by your accident, but as you recover from your injuries you are probably hoping to put the whole experience behind you.
For some people moving on is not that easy. Psychological trauma can cause problems that affect your life just as the physical injuries have done. If you ignore a physical injury you risk the possibility of the injury getting worse. The same is true of psychological injuries.
How do I know if I need coasteering accident counselling?
Psychological trauma may show itself differently in different people, but there are some common symptoms. These include panic attacks when you may find yourself struggling to breathe and flashbacks to the accident. Exhaustion may set in if you are unable to sleep or experience nightmares. Mood swings and irritability may start to impact your relationships with others.
These symptoms may not go away on their own, but you do not have to put up with them; coasteering accident counselling can help.
How do I find a counsellor?
Your first step to recovery is to consult your GP. If they agree that you are suffering from psychological trauma they can refer you to a counsellor on the NHS. Unfortunately, in many areas there are long waiting lists for counsellors.
Waiting a long time for treatment is not recommended, as in this time symptoms may worsen. You may decide to cut out the waiting time by consulting a private counsellor, but many people are unwilling to do this due to the high costs involved.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have had many years’ experience of helping accident victims with compensation claims. We understand how important it is to get the best treatment quickly and we work hard to make sure that our clients are not left out of pocket as a result of this treatment.
If there are long waiting lists for a counsellor we may be able to help you claim back the costs of private counselling if your accident was caused by the negligence of others and counselling has been recommended by a doctor.
Starting a claim
Call our free helpline any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly advisors are always happy to give you any information you need about the claims process. Claims must be started within three years of your accident, so make the call as soon as you feel able.
When you start coasteering accident counselling, or if you have already started before calling us, it is important that you have receipts proving the costs of the treatment, the cost of transport to appointments and prescription charges.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today and find out how we can help you.
Date Published: June 3, 2015
Author: David Brown