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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Substation Accident Counselling

    If you have been the victim of a substation accident caused by a third party and are struggling with the psychological after-effects, it could be time to think about seeking some high quality substation accident counselling.

    What is a substation accident?

    The biggest risk associated with substations is obviously electricity. In order to work safely with or around electrical devices you need extensive training. If this training alongside relevant safety protocols and guidelines is not provided, a worker cannot interact safely with substation conduits or machinery. The risk of electrocution and severe burns is always present if procedures are not carried out with the proper care and expertise.

    In order to be eligible to make a claim for compensation, your substation accident must have occurred during the last three years. It must also have been the result of negligence on the part of a third party. If you were injured after being instructed to deal with electrical conduits without the proper training, you could be eligible for an award.

    A substation accident can be extremely painful, and even fatal in some rare cases. If you are lucky, you may be left only with slight burns, but even this can be a tough situation both to accept and recover from. There can also be significant psychological trauma, and your doctor may decide to refer you for substation accident counselling.

    How do I find a good counsellor?

    If you do wish to receive counselling for your accident, you will need to seek a direct referral from your doctor. In most circumstances, patients are referred to an NHS counsellor, but private treatment is an option if you can afford it. If there is a long waiting list for NHS appointments, it could be in your best interests to look into paying for counselling at a private clinic.

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    The Accident Advice Helpline can be there to support your recovery. A financial compensation package will not pay directly for your treatment, but we can fight to get the fees, or a portion of the fees, returned to you. We believe that you deserve to be vindicated for all of your suffering, be it physical or financial. We always seek the maximum amount of compensation and we take into account loss of earnings and costly medical bills.

    In order to find out how much counselling compensation you could be eligible for, just pick up the phone and call our friendly advisors direct today on 0800 180 4123. Our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t have to pay any upfront charges when making your claim.

    How do I make a claim?

    You cannot file a claim for an accident that was the consequence of personal negligence, such as trips and falls due to poor eyesight or poor coordination. However, injuries resulting from a failure to maintain electrical substations and all relevant equipment, such as uneven or slippery surfaces around electrical conduits and machinery, are typically the responsibility of those in charge of the safety of the site.

    Date Published: October 18, 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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