Stairs accident counselling might seem quite an odd thing to consider. Many of us have fallen down or tripped on stairs and suffered little more than a few bruises, something that we can easily dismiss. Falls down stairs, however, can result in much more serious injuries. Broken bones, brain damage and even paralysis can be the result of stairs accidents. In these cases, and especially if an individual’s life is significantly changed as a result of an accident, that individual may benefit from counselling to help them adjust to their new circumstances.
Personal injuries can be distressing, but it is important to remember that accidents not only result in physical damage, but can also cause psychological damage. Serious injuries can be particularly difficult to come to terms with. If someone is active and likes to take part in a variety of sports, for example, suddenly finding themselves disabled or partially disabled can be hard to accept. In such cases counselling can not only help the individual, but also the family members who also have to adjust to the new circumstances.
These days we are all aware that when a major accident occurs, for example a train crash, counselling services are offered both to the survivors of the train crash and to their family members. If, however, someone has an accident such as falling down stairs, he or she may be less aware that counselling services are available. Accident Advice Helpline can not only help you with your personal injury claim, but also help you to obtain stairs accident counselling if you feel that you require it. There are many voluntary services available for people who have suffered a personal injury. Some support groups offer help to people who have been affected by a particular type of accident. Action against Medical Accidents is one example, but others offer more general help.
When you make a personal injury claim you may not only be able to claim compensation for the injuries that you suffered, but also for additional expenses such as loss of earnings, counselling and other expenses. Counselling is designed to help people to get their life back, and if a doctor considers that you require counselling then any compensation will cover the cost, even if you have to go to a private counsellor. To aid recovery, it is important that the individual receives counselling quickly and, as this can be difficult on the NHS, courts will often agree to pay for counselling providing the costs are reasonable. You will need to be able to prove that you need counselling and this will require supplying medical evidence from your GP or another qualified medical professional. If you require an independent assessment Accident Advice Helpline can arrange this for you.
At Accident Advice Helpline we understand how traumatic any personal injury can be, whether it is a major accident or an accident such as falling down stairs. So, if you want stairs accident counselling, you should talk to one of our advisors who will be able to help you.
Date Published: July 21, 2014
Author: David Brown