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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

    Open water swimming accident counselling


    You may need to receive open water swimming accident counselling following a serious accident in the water. Swimming in open water can be great fun, but it can also be relatively more risky than indoor swimming. You can collide with an underwater object, or someone else on or in the water at the same time as you may have suddenly acted dangerously, putting you in a precarious position. Following a serious accident, you may find that your doctor will prescribe a course of counselling for you.

    How can open water swimming counselling help me?

    If you are prescribed open water swimming accident counselling, then your doctor’s professional opinion is that it is an essential part of your treatment. Usually, the first step is to refer you to a counsellor within the National Health Service, but this may mean that you have to wait a long time for an appointment to become available. This is why many personal injury victims seek counselling services in the private sector.

    Can I afford to go private?

    Obviously, when you seek out private mental health care, there is a cost involved. Private counselling is typically charged per session, and you are liable to pay the costs yourself. Even though NHS counselling is cost-free, you may still find that delaying the start of your care can mean your mental health deteriorates, when going private could mean a faster start to your recovery.

    Understandably, most personal injury victims that need counselling are torn between the cost of treatment and the urgency of receiving it. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can be of service. By making a compensation claim with us, we will factor in any charges that you have faced as a direct result of the accident; this includes the cost of open water swimming accident counselling. Not only do we consider these expenses, but we will also include others, such as travel costs and prescription charges.

    Great, let’s start!

    To make a claim for your open water accident, we will need to know as much about your accident as possible. This will not only include your own recollections, but also any evidence you have that points towards those responsible for the incident.

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    This evidence could include the following:

    • Contact details for witnesses
    • Photographs of the accident and your injuries
    • Your medical records

    This evidence will give us a good account of what happened and show us the extent of your injuries. Together, these will give you a great chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation.

    If this all sounds good to you and you think that compensation could help you cover the costs of open water swimming accident counselling, then why not give us a call? We can be reached on our free, 24-hour helpline, 0800 689 0500, or you can text ‘claim365’ to 88010.

    If you are still unsure, then visit our homepage and use the 30-second claims calculator there. By answering just a few questions, this useful tool will give you an idea of what we could win for you with a successful claim.

    Date Published: July 26, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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