Water-based accidents can be very traumatic for victims. If you nearly drowned or sustained serious injuries while at a harbour, then your doctor may recommend harbour accident counselling to aid your recovery. If you are worrying about how to fund private counselling, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help. We can make a claim on your behalf so you can pay for or recover the costs of counselling. If you were injured during the past three years and a third party was at fault, then you may be eligible to start the claims process. Ring our free, 24-hour helpline to find out more.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
Counselling is not a course of action we can recommend as a legal firm. A medical professional must tell you whether they think it will help you to come to terms with your injuries. If a GP or other doctor believes it will be beneficial, then we can work with you to claim against those responsible. We are not a counselling firm, so we cannot book your sessions or put in you in contact with an appropriate medical professional. What we can do is use our team of expert solicitors to fund your counselling by making a successful personal injury accident claim.
The local council on coastlines across the United Kingdom should always prioritise harbour safety. If you are taking part in water sport activities or merely walking around the harbour to take in the scenery, then you should be able to do so without fear of serious injury. Unfortunately, accidents can happen. If it was due to bad luck and no one was at fault, then you will not be able to claim. However, if a third party was negligent then they should share the burden of compensation if your personal life has been turned upside down after the accident.
As an example, Weymouth Harbour works with beach rescue, the police and the National Coastwatch Institution to make the area as safe as possible for the general public. For instance, lifebelts are positioned in various locations around the harbour to help those that are in danger. If you sustained serious injuries due to a damaged lifebelt that did not work correctly, then someone may be liable. You should make a claim if you have suffered in any way as a result of the accident – physically, mentally or financially.
Other harbour related injuries include serious falls on the land surrounding the water. For example, if you were walking on a structure and it suddenly gave way and you sustained a broken leg or concussion, then someone was at fault because they failed to repair or replace the structure in an appropriate amount of time.
Making a harbour accident counselling claim
If you are struggling to cope following the injury, then counselling could help. Unfortunately, getting treatment with the NHS can take many months due to waiting lists. Private treatment can be booked within weeks, but the costs of regular sessions can mount up over time. This is why a no win no fee* claim can help. It will alleviate the strain on your financial resources, enable you to pay any bills and cover lost income, all while funding your counselling. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to see how we could help you to get the compensation you need.
Date Published: July 20, 2015
Author: David Brown