At Accident Advice Helpline we are happy to assist you if you are seeking farming chemicals injury counselling. First of all, we can reassure you that it is possible to obtain funding for counselling as part of a compensation claim. To do so, you will need to have the support of your doctor or a qualified psychiatric professional, but the courts are quite prepared to make awards of this type when they understand that such treatment will be beneficial.
The rules of claiming for farming chemicals injury counselling
In order to qualify for compensation you must have been the victim of an accident that was not your fault; we can offer advice if you are unsure. You must also have been treated by a doctor as soon as it became apparent that you were injured and one of the following will have to apply:
- You had the accident less than three years ago.
- You are suffering from a long-term condition where symptoms did not show up until later, but you are seeking to claim soon after being diagnosed.
One of our highly trained telephone advisors will be happy to go through your situation with you to ensure you understand your options. They are sympathetic and helpful and will not use confusing language or put you under any pressure.
If you decide to claim for farming chemicals injury counselling funding you will find it much easier if you have a good solicitor. We employ an extensive network of solicitors and will be happy to allocate one to you. Because we work on a no win no fee* basis, you do not need to worry about having to pay anything upfront. To make the process as convenient for you as possible we will arrange for you to communicate with your solicitor by phone or email, which avoids the added stress of travelling to meetings. In many instances we can even arrive at settlements that mean you do not have to take your case to court. The final decision on how you wish to proceed will always be yours.
As a legal firm, we cannot find counselling services for you, but we can recommend that you talk to your GP about your options. NHS counselling is available, though there is often a long waiting list and you are unlikely to have much choice about who you see. You might be unlucky enough to have an appointment with someone who just does not understand the circumstances of what happened and the fears you have developed as a result. Often it is better to attend a private clinic, especially if you feel you would benefit from trying to deal with your distress straight away, rather than letting it become entrenched.
Claiming compensation for psychological issues does not mean you cannot also claim in relation to physical injuries. The level of compensation you are awarded will reflect the court’s understanding of your overall needs, with an emphasis on making you feel like yourself again and putting you back in control of your life.
Date Published: May 30, 2014
Author: David Brown