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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Mobility scooter accident counselling

    If you were involved in a mobility scooter accident, your doctor may have recommended you follow a course of mobility scooter accident counselling. Counselling may help you regain your psychological equilibrium after a nasty fall or other type of mobility scooter accident.

    Your accident

    Mobility scooters are a great modern invention. People with a severely restricted ability to get around by themselves can find that a mobility scooter is the best way they have to travel short distances. The scooters are typically comfortable and easy to use. Many also have storage space, making them ideal for short trips to the shops or on other errands.

    Mobility scooters tend to be sturdy, well-built and steady on their base frame. Your accident, nonetheless, may have been caused by it toppling because of an unsteady pavement or road surface, poorly maintained shopping areas or by ill-signposted works on the pavement. If you suffered an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to raise a claim for financial compensation. A successful claim could then be used to pay towards your medical expenses, which may include private mobility scooter accident counselling.

    How much will it cost?

    Counselling can be freely available on the NHS, but it will cost you to attend private counselling sessions. The benefit of going private is that you can often be seen faster, as NHS care can sometimes involve long waiting lists. Although the standard of the counselling itself can be excellent in both the public and the private areas, you may simply not have the time to wait for NHS care to become available. Your mental health may suffer if you delay your counselling.

    Accident Advice Helpline cannot pay towards your private counselling fees, but it can help you raise a claim for financial compensation for your mobility scooter accident. A successful claim could help you pay toward your counselling fees.

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    How can I make a claim for financial compensation?

    In order to make a claim for compensation for your mobility scooter accident, it needs to have happened in the last three years and to have been caused by someone else. To establish the other person’s culpability, you will need to tell us why you think they caused the accident and show us any evidence you have to support this.

    If your mobility scooter accident happened in a public area like a pavement or road, the public authority in charge of that area may be at fault for badly maintaining it, or not putting up clear signs to indicate holes or other hazardous areas. We employ expert personal injury solicitors, working on a no win no fee basis, who can help guide you through the legal process of making a claim. They will represent you throughout and aim for the maximum amount we feel you are entitled to.

    Contact us

    You can contact us by calling our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can also utilize our free, self-service online claim calculator which can give you an idea of what your potential claim could be worth.

    Date Published: November 8, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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