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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

    Darts accident counselling

    An injury or accident sustained during a game of darts can be very upsetting and even traumatic, and it wouldn’t be surprising if you needed darts accident counselling. Playing darts is for many people a way to relax and unwind in a safe and friendly environment where you can let your guard down and enjoy yourself among friends. It’s the last place you would expect to suddenly be seriously injured with immediate, potentially life-altering consequences. Counselling can help you cope with your upsetting darts accident, and enable you to move on with your life and get back to normal as soon as possible.

    Situations where counselling can help

    Darts, so small and casually used, can be extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. A dart in the eye can cause disfigurement and blindness. Other sensitive body parts are also particularly at risk from the piercing point of a flying dart. If this has happened to you, not only will you have to deal with the physical injury and its consequences, but also the emotional and psychological after-effects, which can be just as severe. Being blinded by a dart is obviously traumatic, and is a life-changing occurrence that will be difficult to adjust to. However, even less serious darts injuries can leave you with anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares or difficulties in socialising and mixing in environments such as the pub where the accident took place.

    Your doctor can recommend you for NHS counselling if they feel this is a necessary part of your recovery. Unfortunately, NHS counselling may entail quite a long waiting time, and if you need urgent counselling you may well decide to seek private treatment. This will probably be available sooner, but you will be expected to pay for it. Whether you go private or on the NHS, other costs could include prescription charges, travel expenses and loss of income due to time taken off work.

    Getting help with counselling

    At Accident Advice Helpline we can take the costs of counselling into account when putting together a compensation package for you. Although as a law firm we cannot arrange counselling or pay for it upfront, we do appreciate that counselling is a necessary part of your recovery from your accident, and we’ll do our best to help you pay for it. If your darts accident happened within three years and was the fault of a third party, you could be able to claim compensation, and at Accident Advice Helpline all of our expert lawyers work on a strict no win no fee basis to get you the maximum amount you’re entitled to – including a sum to reflect any counselling costs. You can call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to one of our friendly, trained advisors, or visit our website where our free 30-second online claim calculator can give you an idea of just how much you might be entitled to.

    Counselling can help you come to terms with your darts accident, and will hopefully enable you to resume a full and normal life again. If your doctor recommends counselling, always follow his or her advice and let us help you with the cost afterwards.

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    Date Published: November 15, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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