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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

    Dog walker accident counselling


    Dog walker accident counselling could be what you need if a traumatic experience is affecting your daily life. If you have been bitten by a dog, then you may be finding it difficult to return to work, or you may be suffering from panic attacks or anxiety. Counselling could enable you to overcome these obstacles. If your doctor has told you to have counselling, Accident Advice Helpline can help you secure compensation to fund it if NHS treatment is unavailable. This will also help pay for other expenses associated with your injuries.

    If you have been attacked by a dog at work, or if you were run over while walking another owner’s pet, then you may be struggling to come to terms with your injuries or changes to your way of life. Counselling may be the best course of action, but a medical professional must recommend it for you. We are not a counselling firm, so we can only urge you to seek help and help you to make a personal injury compensation claim if there is evidence that you need counselling treatment. A claim may cover the cost of all your sessions, or if you have already completed treatment, we can tailor the claim to recover the fees you have paid. Just remember to keep all receipts that you have received.

    Private treatment

    There is always help available on the NHS. Your doctor will probably offer this treatment to you, but you may have to wait for weeks before you start counselling. This is a huge negative if you want to resume your career or get help in the short term. Private counselling gives you more options, you can book when you want and in most cases start within a week depending on whom you approach. The downside is the cost involved. Fortunately, a claim can help to recover costs and reduce the financial impact of private counselling.

    Medical evidence

    To prove that you need counselling, our expert solicitors will present medical documents including a diagnosis. Proving the number of counselling sessions you require can be a bit trickier, so we may need you to complete an independent assessment. This is a straightforward task, so do not worry. Anyone you work with through Accident Advice Helpline will be thoughtful and compassionate, and they will do their best not to upset you. We will need to establish a few details about the accident, so you will need to recall how and why it happened.

    Dog walkers walk dogs as a profession. These dogs are usually well natured, but there are occasions when one of them might attack. Another dog, not in your care, may also attack you. If the dog owner is found to be liable, then we can make a claim. The owner would be at fault if they had previous knowledge that the dog could be dangerous.

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    You can make a claim if you were injured during the last three years. To find out whether you are eligible, ring our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our advisors today, or text ‘claim365’ to 88010.

    Date Published: July 21, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Dog attack injury claims

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