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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

    Photographer accident counselling

    Being a photographer should be a relatively safe and uneventful occupation. We all are aware, however, that accidents can happen at any time and could lead a person to consider photographer accident counselling. Photographs are something we see each day without really thinking too much about the person who took the picture. News events are widely photographed, celebrities, events, special occasions and animals are constantly having the lens of a camera pointed in their direction. It has been seen on many occasions that some of the subjects of the pictures may not react so well to being photographed. People can react quite angrily to what they might see as an invasion of privacy – despite knowing it is someone doing their job.

    Not only people and animals put the photographer at risk of injury. Photo shoots and studio sets and outdoor photographic works all carry numerous occupational hazards that can cause injury and distress.

    Counselling is a medium- to long-term therapy that assists a person in coming to terms and dealing with issues relating to an incident that has caused them psychological trauma. It is an essential therapy for many people, allows them to start rebuilding their life, and seeing things in a more positive, focused way. Your medical practitioner will probably refer you to local NHS counselling services as part of your treatment plan. Unfortunately, given the high demand for counselling, such services usually have a long waiting list – something that is seen as hugely detrimental to the recovery of the injured party. The alternative, though not a free service like the NHS, is to seek counselling from a private medical company to ensure that your treatment plan can commence.

    Accident Advice Helpline cannot pay for your counselling services but it can work to recover the cost of your counselling therapy. This is done by instituting a personal injury compensation claim. Led by one of our expert in-house solicitors, your case will be assessed and processed so that you can be assured that the best possible financial outcome will be reached. For your case to be taken on by our highly motivated and experienced team, the accident that resulted in the need for counselling must have happened within a three years period prior to the date that you are applying for financial assistance. The accident must also have been the fault of a third party.

    Contact us

    Accident Advice Helpline has numerous ways in which you can make contact. All the numbers are free to call and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call 0800 689 0500 from your land line or from a mobile dial 0333 500 0993. Text ‘Claim365’ to 88010 and one of our friendly and experienced claims representatives will return your call and guide you through the initial claims process. Receiving counselling at the earliest stage possible is crucial to your long-term health and should not be overlooked on a cost basis. Call today to receive expert advice on your next step to recovery.

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    Date Published: October 20, 2014

    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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