If you were injured working as a painter and decorator, your doctor may have recommended that you participate in painting and decorating accident counselling. Counselling may be needed to help you regain a mental equilibrium following severe injuries or a traumatic accident. Your mental health should not be put on hold after an accident, as neglecting it can mean that you continue to suffer and your symptoms may worsen with time.
Mental health counselling is typically available on the NHS. The counsellors working through the public authorities are inspected and are required to work to a certain standard – much of the care is excellent. Although there may be a need for you to inquire into private counselling due to long wait lists. Many NHS counsellors also take private patients – going private can increase your choice regarding when and where your treatment begins.
The other main difference between public and private counselling is that you will have to pay for the latter. This is where making a claim for your painting and decorating accident can potentially help. To find out if you can make an accident claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 from a landline, or 0333 500 0992 if you are using a mobile phone.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Although we cannot pay for your private counselling sessions directly, you can use the money you receive from a successful claim to pay towards your expenses. To make a claim for compensation through us, you need to show that your painting and decorating accident was caused by the negligence or actions a third party.
Types of accidents
As a painter and decorator you may have handled hazardous materials against your wishes or even without knowing. Your employer may have forced you to work in an unsafe environment – many building sites or rooms being worked on fall into this category. The fact is, when you work for someone else, whether a contractor or a private individual, the other party is legally bound to ensure your health and safety. You may have been given faulty of poorly maintained equipment, or may have had to work an illegal amount of hours to finish a job quickly.
Your accident claim can be significantly improved if you show how the other person was at fault. There may be CCTV footage of your accident, or you may have credible witnesses who can back up your claim.
Making an accident claim
To make an accident claim, you can start by calling our free helpline. We also offer a 30-second online claim calculator on our website. The calculator asks six short questions about your accident and can show you if your claim is likely to be successful, and what it could be worth. If we think you have a valid claim to make, one of our personal injury solicitors who work on a no-win, no-fee basis will take up your case.
If you have received painting and decorating accident counselling and would like to find out how Accident Advice Helpline can help you, contact us today.