If you are suffering, or have suffered, from the after-effects of an industrial dumper accident, it is important to seek the proper help and advice including, potentially, dumper accident counselling.
What is a dumper accident?
The industrial dumper, like the backhoe loader, is a very common sight on construction projects. It is a heavy-duty vehicle designed for the large-scale movement of earth and debris. Whilst it does not move fast, it can still cause severe injuries – particularly if the proper safety procedures aren’t followed and the equipment itself isn’t in a good condition. Not only physical damage can occur as a result of dumper accidents, because psychological trauma is a danger too. This type of accident, even if it doesn’t end in serious injury, can cause a huge amount of anxiety – which is likely to force the sufferer to take time away from work and, potentially, to lose earnings. If this description fits you, you could be eligible for both dumper accident counselling and a fair amount of financial compensation.
It is the responsibility of the construction site manager to ensure that the proper safety procedures are followed and to make sure that all employees allowed to interact with heavy-duty dumpers have the right training. If these two responsibilities are not fulfilled, there is the potential for danger and, if an employee is hurt, it is highly likely that he or she will file a successful compensation claim against either the dumper organisation or the management of the site itself.
Who do I talk to?
If your doctor does refer you for counselling following a dumper accident, you will be paired with a NHS professional. This service is without charge, so you will not incur expenses. However, this is not the only option. If you prefer to seek private treatment, or there are no available appointments on the NHS, it may be necessary to consult with a private clinic – after all, psychological trauma is a condition that can’t really wait. This option does, however, involve fees. If you decide to go private, you will be asked to pay for your treatment.
How much will it cost?
If you have been referred for counselling by a GP, there is a chance that you may be able to recoup some or all of the costs of private treatment. The experts at Accident Advice Helpline can support you with this process, evaluating the details of your case and making a claim for financial compensation on your behalf. We cannot pay for your treatment but we can fight to get the fees, or a portion of the fees, for private treatment reimbursed. The stronger the case, the greater the chance of reimbursement, which is why it is so important to keep a photographic record both of your injuries and of the elements that caused them.
If you have received, or are due to receive, treatment from a private counselling service and would like help recovering a portion of the costs, call one of our friendly advisors direct today on 0800 180 4123. We operate a free 24-hour helpline, so do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a consultation.