Often sprain injury victims are unsure whether the cost of sprain accident counselling can be included in their claim for personal injury compensation. Yet, sprain injuries can have a negative impact on your psychological and mental health. Some people suffer anxiety, flashbacks and panic attacks. Others can struggle with the more general consequences of an accident. Loss of earnings, money worries, difficulties getting around and looking after yourself can all easily become overwhelming and mental health support might well be needed.
You should be eligible to make a personal injury claim if your accident was due to someone else’s legal fault and happened within the last three years. Personal injury compensation awards are intended to help you recover the life you had before your accident and to ensure that the costs of your recovery are met by the employer, public authority or other party responsible for your injury. This applies to your psychological and mental health recovery as well as your physical healing.
If sprain accident counselling is necessary for your recovery and you can show evidence for this (for example, in a report from a qualified medical professional), then you should be able to claim compensation for the cost of counselling within a successful personal injury claim. Although treatment on the NHS is, of course, an option, the courts recognize that long NHS waiting lists for counselling and specialist mental health help can delay your recovery unnecessarily. They are usually happy for accident victims to seek private treatment and include the costs of this in their claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we always recommend getting legal advice before going ahead. There are several ways to get in touch with us and obtain free advice from one of our trained advisers or arrange to speak with an AAH solicitor. You can call our 24-hour helpline from a land line on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You may also text “claim365” to 88010 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in business since 2000. We work solely on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there is no need to pay anything to start making a claim. We will never push you to apply for compensation, but if you decide to go ahead, we will work quickly and efficiently on your behalf.
We match our clients with an AAH solicitor experienced in exactly their kind of personal injury case, so you can rest assured you will be getting the best advice for making a successful claim. We are also able to arrange for an independent medical assessment of your need for counselling, if this is the appropriate course of action.
As with any legal procedure, it is important to keep any paperwork in order. Always file and keep all the medical reports, receipts and invoices relevant to your claim.
If you are unsure about whether or not to seek private treatment, you can call Accident Advice Helpline and our trained advisers will be happy to discuss the details of your case with you.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown