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    Repetitive strain accident counselling


    If you have suffered injury as the result of having to repeat tasks at work over and over, the outcome might be that repetitive strain accident counselling is the most appropriate form of therapy for you to undertake, alongside the physical treatment programme your medical practitioner has outlined for you.

    Your employer should have taken precautionary action to avoid such an injury occurring, though it is still very possible that a person can still suffer from repetitive strain injuries. The most common areas this type of injury affects are the arms, hands, wrists, shoulders and neck – all of which provide severe discomfort and restrict the person’s ability to carry out many tasks they would ordinarily consider simple. The most common repetitive strain injuries occur in occupations where people are constantly using keyboards or working on a production line or checkout.

    Having received medical advice that directs you to consider the skilled intervention of a counsellor, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in ensuring you receive the therapy you need at the earliest opportunity. It is commonly acknowledged that the availability of skilled and experienced counsellors within the NHS is severely limited, caused by the long waiting lists that exist for such services.

    The counselling you have been prescribed is required for a current, distressing issue, and being placed on a waiting list is far from the ideal solution. If counselling does not commence promptly this could aggravate symptoms of anxiety and distress, and allow the psychological problems associated with your injury to take a firm hold and develop into a long-term problem.

    The alternative to being added to a long and uncertain waiting list is to access counselling therapy from a private practice. Unlike the NHS, there will be a cost to the treatment you receive, and unfortunately this can be very expensive. Accident Advice Helpline cannot fund your counselling sessions directly, but it can play an important role in making sure that your counselling costs are recovered.

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    By opening a personal injury compensation claim with our in-house solicitors and providing evidence that counselling was prescribed as part of your treatment, they will apply their deep experience to reclaim therapy costs and any other financial compensation that is a direct consequence of your health needs. All of the cases taken on by the Accident Advice Helpline are done so on a no-win, no-fee* basis with no upfront costs.

    Contacting Accident Advice Helpline does not cost you anything with our free 24-hour helpline. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. To contact one of our skilled and personable claims specialists by SMS, simply text ‘Claim365’ to 88010. Once you have done this, you will receive a call where the details of your claim will be explored in detail. Having access to the repetitive strain accident counselling you need, when you need it most, is critical to a successful recovery. Accident Advice Helpline will work hard to ensure that you receive the treatment you deserve; at the time you need it most.

    Date Published: October 17, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.