If you are struggling with the psychological after effects of a generator accident, which was not your fault, it could be useful for you to receive generator accident counselling.
What is a generator accident?
A generator accident can include all kinds of different incidents, from the seemingly trivial to the more serious. It can include injuries resulting from dangerous practices and protocols. In addition, it can also include damage done by poorly-maintained equipment and environments, as well as the untrained handling of electricity. It cannot, however, relate to injuries caused by personal negligence, for example, a failure to adhere to clear warnings and safety guidelines.
In order to be eligible for compensation, your accident needs to have occurred within the last three years. It must also have been the result of negligence by a third party. However, this is not the case, with regard to being eligible for generator accident counselling, which is available, even if you are not eligible to lodge a formal compensation case.
A generator accident can be extremely painful, and can lead to chronic aches and strains in the weeks and months after the incident. There can also be significant psychological trauma, and your doctor may decide to refer you for generator accident counselling.
How do I find a counsellor?
If you wish to receive counselling for your accident, you will need to seek a referral from your GP. In most circumstances, the NHS refers patients to a counsellor, but private treatment can be an option. If there are no NHS appointments available, it may be necessary to consult with a private clinic.
How much will it cost?
Whilst counselling under the NHS is free, you will be charged for sessions with a private clinic. However, Accident Advice Helpline can be there to support your recovery. We cannot pay for your treatment, but we can fight to get the fees, or a portion of the fees, returned to you, through a personal injury claim.
In order to find out how much counselling compensation you could be eligible for, you only need to call one of our friendly advisors direct today. Our expert lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t have to pay any upfront charges when making your claim.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
You cannot claim for accidents that were a consequence of personal incapacity; for example, trips and falls, due to poor eyesight or poor coordination. However, injuries resulting from a failure to maintain generators, and all relevant equipment; for example, uneven or slippery surfaces around electrical units, are, in most cases, legally attributable to the people, or authority, responsible for the safety of the equipment itself.
What is the next step?
If you have received, or are due to receive, private counselling, and would like help recovering a portion of the costs, call us direct today on 0800 689 0500. We operate a free 24-hour helpline, and our expert advisors are here to make sure that you are always in the loop when it comes to compensation.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown