You may be looking for the best drone accident counselling options after a serious drone injury. Perhaps you were injured by a drone that was badly constructed, came with insufficient or incorrect user instructions, malfunctioned in-flight or because someone operated a drone that crashed into you. Flying a drone has become increasingly popular in recent years, with people using them to take panoramic videos or photographs.
Being injured by a drone can leave you with a serious physical injury; it can also leave you mentally traumatised. You could be experiencing psychological issues, such as insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks or painful flashbacks to the time of the accident. Finding the right drone accident counselling can help you recover your psychological well-being.
Operating a drone can be risky. Although drones can be freely bought on the internet or through specialised retailers, to be able to operate one safely can take some time to practice. You may have suffered a drone accident because you were too quick to start operating the drone, or because someone else flew it too close to you, or too riskily. There are other risks, such as being injured by a piece of the drone falling on you from the sky, or being injured by one of its moving parts as it takes off or lands.
The importance of drone accident counselling
Finding the right counselling is likely to be at the top of your list of priorities after suffering a traumatic drone injury. Although some people regard mental health as less important or less significant than physical health, you should never underestimate your psychological well-being. Leaving psychological issues unaddressed could start to impact your daily life, potentially affecting your personal and professional relationships. Left unchecked, your mental health could start to worsen in new and unexpected ways.
What are your options?
You have two main options if you are looking for expert drone accident counselling. The first is to find a counsellor who can help you in the NHS. You can start by asking your local GP for advice in finding the right counselling treatment. You can also check in your local area to see if there is a suitable counsellor working in a local hospital who has a practice near you.
You can also choose to seek out private accident counselling. A private counsellor may be able to see you sooner than one working in the NHS, which could in turn have a faster, positive effect on your mental well-being. The standard of care is typically the same in both the public and the private sectors: the main difference tends to be the speed with which private counselling can start.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not offer counselling ourselves, you could be able to make a drone accident claim with us. If your drone accident happened in the last three years and was caused by someone else, you could be in line for a significant amount of compensation. You can use a successful accident claim to help you pay towards your private drone accident counselling, if you choose that route.
Call 0800 689 0500 to see how we can help you.
Date Published: July 11, 2015
Author: David Brown