Suffering an e-cigarette injury can understandably leave you traumatised, meaning that e-cigarette accident counselling may be important to your recovery.
Over 2.1 million Brits use an e-cigarette, the majority of models being rechargeable. E-cigarettes either use pre-filled cartridges that are replaced or they have a tank that the smoker refills when it is empty. There are an increasing number of accidents reported where e-cigarettes have overheated and exploded – often whilst charging. This can cause a variety of injuries from superficial cuts and bruises to more serious injuries such as blindness, loss of movement or concussion. Understandably, it can be difficult to adjust to life post-accident and get back to normal – especially if your accident happened somewhere you feel safe, such as in your home.
Your doctor may prescribe you counselling if they think it will aid your recovery. However, NHS counselling isn’t always specific to the accident you suffered and may be subject to extremely lengthy waiting lists. As psychological problems can worsen if not addressed, you may decide that attending private counselling is the best course of action. Accident Advice Helpline may be able to obtain funding towards the costs of your counselling as part of your compensation settlement. Give us a call to find out more.
How counselling can help
E-cigarette accident counselling will help you return to normal and the counselling you receive will be specific to the way your injury has affected you. It may take only a few sessions for you to start feeling better or you may prefer ongoing treatment. There is a wide range of techniques available to help you deal with and resolve any issues you may have. Your counselling will be delivered by a specialist who will have a thorough understanding of the way traumatic accidents impact on people’s lives and empathy for what you are going through. Often, this alone can remove a burden from your shoulders.
One of the main advantages in opting for private counselling is that you can receive treatment and begin the recovery process as soon as possible. Whatever support you need and however your accident has affected you, you can count on Accident Advice Helpline to do the utmost to secure financial support for your private counselling.
Your compensation claim
If your doctor has agreed that counselling would be beneficial to your recovery and provided that your case is brought to our attention within three years of the event that caused your injury, the likelihood is that a compensation payout, if your case is successful, will include funding for counselling.
You may be able to claim back your counselling expenses (including related costs such as transport) as part of your compensation claim even if you have already started to receive private counselling when you first make contact with Accident Advice Helpline. Make sure you keep any corresponding receipts and medical notes as these documents provide evidence of the amounts you have paid or are due to pay for your treatment.
Give the team a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: May 27, 2015
Author: David Brown