Physiotherapist accident counselling could be essential for a physiotherapist who has suffered a traumatic injury at work. If you have been injured in an accident and your doctor recommends that you have counselling, you need to make sure that you have it. The usual route for counselling services is to get a referral from your GP and wait for an appointment.
Unfortunately, it is that wait for the initial appointment that is the problem. Do you have any idea how long that will be? In some areas it could be several days; in others it could be weeks or even months. If you only have to wait a few days for the appointment it is not going to be a problem, but if your wait runs into weeks or months you could find that your recovery is delayed as a result. Sometimes, people need help to get over the emotional trauma of an accident as well as treatment for healing physical injuries. If you are suffering flashbacks, anxiety attacks, depression or you cannot sleep, the wait is not acceptable.
What can I do?
To get the physiotherapist accident counselling that you need, you could arrange to see a private counsellor. The NHS will not pay for this, so you will find that you will need to foot the bill yourself. This is something that may be difficult to do if you have already seen your income nosedive in the aftermath of the accident, and why should you pay out for counselling when the only reason that you need it is that another person was negligent?
Can I get the costs back?
The good news is that you may be able to claim these costs back if you make a personal injury claim. The easiest way to make a claim is to call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our trained advisors, who will be happy to speak with you and go through the details of your claim. We have skilled professional advisors and personal injury solicitors who have been helping people in similar situations for more than 15 years.
A personal injury claim can win you back not only the cost of your counselling services, but also cover you for loss of earnings and other expenses, such as prescriptions and travel to and from your medical appointments. When you call Accident Advice Helpline, all you have to do is give us all the details on what has happened and we will do the rest. If you have additional information to support your claim, such as contact information for any witnesses, then that can also help your case.
Call the free helpline at Accident Advice Helpline for more information and find out if we can help you to get back the counselling costs that you have incurred. Taking legal action is not an easy decision to make and we are here to support you all the way – you have nothing to lose by finding out more. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown