Your accident, while working as a flight attendant could have well hit you both mentally and emotionally, leading to you being prescribed flight attendant accident counselling. While being prescribed counselling could well be crucial for recovery, it can prove to be very costly.
In an ideal world, you would be able to receive your counselling under the National Health Service where treatment is free at the point of use. However, this is not a perfect world and relevant NHS counselling may not be available in your area, and if it is, there could be very long waiting lists. In these cases, the only alternative is to seek private counselling services.
If you do seek private flight attendant counselling you may be able to recover the costs through a compensation claim. To do that, it is best to contact the legal experts here at Accident Advice Helpline.
What you need to know
A doctor or allied medical professional must have prescribed counselling as a treatment in order for you to launch a claim for the cost of counselling. This should be included in your medical notes, which will be provided as evidence that you have undergone or are continuing with flight attendant accident counselling.
There may need to be further proof that you require counselling. This is often done by answering some questions and should not cause you further upset or stress. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we can arrange this for you.
If you received private counselling, your claim will be for the cost of the sessions. You should understand that the courts make awards based on the average costs across the country, so there is a chance you will not receive back all that you paid.
The costs of travelling to counselling sessions and for any medication prescribed can also be claimed, so do not forget to retain receipts.
You should also understand that you could still claim for counselling even if your counselling has already started. Even if the sessions are to continue into the future, they can still be included in your claim later.
Generally, you should make your claim within three years of the accident to keep within the deadlines set by the compensation regulations.
Stress and emotional and mental trauma can be as debilitating as physical injuries. If you have been prescribed flight attendant accident counselling, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for assistance with recovering those costs.
How to contact us
You can ring us on our free, 24-hour helpline. Our highly trained call handlers are on hand to take your call. They will understand that you have been through a difficult situation and they will deal with you both sympathetically and with understanding.
When claims are made, our team of lawyers handles them. We have been handling claims, including counselling claims, for many years and have both the experience and expertise to assist you.
Our lawyers also work on what is known as a no win, no fee* basis, which means that you will not have to pay anything upfront if you want them to pursue your claim. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to speak to an advisor.
Date Published: July 15, 2015
Author: David Brown