Alongside the physical injuries caused by recreational accidents, there may also be severe emotional trauma. If you are struggling to come to terms with your accident then you may benefit from recreational accident counselling.
Accident Advice Helpline, the personal injury law firm, have been working since 2000 to help people like you to claim compensation for the physical and emotional impact of recreational accidents. All of our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, so you do not need to worry about upfront fees at a time when you may already be experiencing financial hardship as a result of your accident.
Recreational activities should be a positive part of your life. They may be a chance to relax or to try new experiences. Perhaps they’re a chance to spend time with relatives and friends or to meet new people. But when this suddenly changes into a painful, frightening experience it is unsurprising that you may need counselling to work through your trauma.
How do I know if I need counselling?
If after a recreational accident you find yourself suffering from anxiety attacks, flashbacks or nightmares this is a sign that you may need counselling. Other symptoms can include insomnia, fatigue, breathlessness and an unusually strong or fast heartbeat. If your injury is serious enough to be life changing or disfiguring, you may need help coming to terms with how your situation has changed.
What should I do?
The first step to recovery is to discuss your feelings with your doctor. After assessing your symptoms they may agree to refer you for accident counselling. Counselling services are available on the NHS, but you may find yourself facing long waiting lists. However, while you wait your symptoms may be having a devastating impact on your life and could worsen. Private counselling can be a way to get immediate help but could prove costly especially as you may need several sessions to benefit from it.
Can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Accident Advice Helpline are committed to making sure that no one suffers financially for an accident that was not their fault. If you have already started a claim procedure with us because of the impact of your physical injuries, make sure you update us about your need for counselling. If you haven’t spoken to us yet, then call the 24-hour helpline today. Our trained advisors will listen to all the details of your accident and advise you to how to proceed. So, do not delay in getting the recreational accident counselling you need, but keep records of anything you have to pay. If there is supporting medical evidence of your need for counselling your solicitor can recover the costs as part of your compensation package.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is easy. Call for free on 0800 689 0500 from your land line or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our solicitors are experienced in settling personal injury claims as quickly as possible so that you can get back to enjoying your free time again!
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown