Having an accident at work not only has a significant physical strain on your body, but it can be mentally and emotionally traumatic, too. If you have had an accident, machinist accident counselling may be prescribed by your doctor to help you overcome this emotional trauma and aid in your overall recovery.
Why might machinist accident counselling be necessary?
There are several reasons why a machinist’s state of mind may not be completely healthy after having an accident at work.
- They may be coming to terms with a major physical injury, which will affect them for the rest of their lives and this could have an affect on their happiness.
- They could feel worried about the prospect of going back to work after suffering an injury and be suffering from anxiety.
- They may be suffering from post-traumatic stress after the accident and have to work with a specialist in order to cope.
- They could be feeling worried about how to cope financially while being unable to work, which could lead to feelings of depression.
- Only your doctor can properly advise you on whether counselling is necessary for you, but if you have experienced any of these feelings, you should speak to your GP and allow them to make an assessment.
Will accident counselling be covered by the NHS?
Yes, machinist accident counselling can be provided by the NHS, and when referred by your GP you will be added to the waiting list. However, these waiting lists are often very long and you may have to wait weeks or months before you are seen.
Your doctor may be able to advise you on how long the wait will be, and may recommend that you find a private counsellor instead. In this case, the costs will not be covered by the NHS and you will have to pay yourself. Often times, private counselling can be prohibitively expensive.
Would I be entitled to compensation if I needed counselling after an accident?
Yes, if the accident wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to compensation to help you pay for your machinist accident counselling. At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with advice regarding this issue and let you know how much compensation you may be eligible to receive. You are under no obligation to proceed with your claim at this point; we simply want to give you the information that you require so that you know where you stand. To get in touch with us, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 using a landline or 0333 500 0993 using a mobile phone.
How do I make a claim for my accident?
If you do decide to go ahead with your claim, one of our highly trained solicitors will process your claim over the phone and handle everything for you. You may not even have to attend court.
We work on a no win, no fee* basis, which demonstrates how confident we are in our ability to win your case; we have many years of experience in handling personal injury claims and can make the process of claiming compensation as simple and stress-free as possible. This allows you to concentrate on improving your mental wellbeing without worrying about the costs.
Date Published: June 11, 2015
Author: David Brown