If you are struggling with the psychological after-effects of a lighting accident that was not your fault, it could be useful for you to receive high quality lighting accident counselling.
What is a lighting accident?
A lighting accident can include all sorts of different incidents, from the trivial to the serious. It can include injuries resulting from dangerous practices and protocols, or damage caused by poorly-maintained equipment and environments, as well as the untrained handling of electricity. However, it cannot refer to injuries caused by personal negligence such as a failure to adhere to clear warnings and safety guidelines when working with live lighting rigs.
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 on the part of a third party. However, you may be eligible for lighting accident counselling even if you are not eligible to lodge a formal case for compensation.
A lighting accident of this nature can be very painful, and can lead to chronic aches and strains in the weeks and months following the incident. You may be left with burns, cuts, or scars. There can also be significant psychological trauma, and your doctor may decide to refer you for lighting accident counselling.
How do I find a good counsellor?
If you wish to receive professional counselling for your accident, you will need to seek a direct referral from your doctor. In most circumstances, patients are referred to an NHS counsellor, but private treatment is an alternative option. If there are long waiting lists for NHS counsellors, it may be necessary to consult with a private clinic.
How much will it cost?
While counselling under the NHS is typically free, you will be charged for sessions with a private clinic. However, the Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to recover a portion, and sometimes all of the counselling fees through a personal injury claim. We always seek the maximum amount of compensation, and we take into account loss of earnings and costly medical bills.
In order to find out how much compensation you could be eligible for, or for more information on seeking compensation for lighting accident counselling, call our friendly advisors today on 0800 180 4123. Our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis, so you do not have to pay any upfront charges when declaring or filing your claim for compensation.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
You cannot claim for accidents that were a consequence of personal incapacity such as trips and falls due to poor eyesight or coordination. However, injuries resulting from a failure to maintain lighting rigs, uneven or slippery surfaces around electrical conduits, are typically attributable to those responsible for the safety of the equipment and its surrounding environment.
To discuss your claim, please contact us on our free 24–hour helpline on 0800 180 4123. If you are using a mobile phone, dial 0333 500 0993. If you would prefer a call back from one of our friendly advisors, text ‘claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims