Accidents that affect the face, and especially the eyes, can be particularly traumatic, as can accidents that occur in places where we feel we should be safe, so optician accident counselling can be an important factor in recovering from accidents in eye clinics. NHS counselling often has long waiting lists and doesn’t extend to specialist support so if you’re in this situation you will probably need to go private. If you’re short of money, this could still be an option for you. It may be possible to get funding for your counselling as part of a compensation settlement—just call us here at Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
How counselling can help you
Optician accident counselling is delivered by people who understand the way that accidents like this can affect people. Part of that involves understanding the diverse ways in which people respond. It’s easy enough to understand what’s happening if you start to feel fearful at the thought of visiting an optician, experience obsessive thoughts about what happened or flinch when people touch your face, but responses to trauma like this can also include more general feelings of depression, anxiety or aggression. This can result in insomnia, non-specific nightmares or sudden dizzy spells. Sometimes people can be so overwhelmed by their feelings that they don’t recognise them and it takes a friend or family member to point out the problem.
Counselling can involve a number of different techniques to help you resolve or learn to deal more effectively with your problems. The approach taken will depend on how those problems are affecting you and what you think would be most helpful. Some people only need a few sessions and for others it’s an ongoing process, but whatever you need, we will do our best to make sure you get financial support if private treatment is required.
As long as you bring your case within three years of your accident, and your doctor agrees that you need counselling, there is a good chance that you will be able to get a settlement that includes funding for counselling. It will, of course, help if you have a good lawyer and at Accident Advice Helpline we can help with that. Our expert medical negligence solicitors are well versed in the legal issues pertaining to opticians accident claims and understand the importance of counselling. What’s more, they work on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t have financial worries adding to the stress you’re under.
All our staff are used to dealing with accident victims and will handle your case with sensitivity. If you’ve been left with severe visual impairment, we can adjust our means of communication to suit your needs, and you can get counselling aimed at helping you adjust to your new situation. The idea behind compensation law is that it can help you get back to living a normal life and that means that your mental well-being, as well as your physical health, is an important priority.