If you are the victim of a subway accident that was not your fault, it is important that you seek the right kind of help and support. If your doctor has suggested subway accident counselling, it is important that you follow their recommendations.
What is a subway accident?
There are many different types of accidents that can occur while using the subway. It is a fast paced, noisy, and distracting place; all of these things make it easy for injuries to occur. This is why it is so important for safety officials, transport companies, and site managers to implement and adhere to strict safety protocols and regulations. In this busy environment, there needs to be relevant warning signs, safety equipment, first aid facilities, and information sources.
If you do suffer an injury while using the subway through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. For instance, if the floors have recently been washed and you slip and hurt yourself because there is no sign warning of the danger, or if you suffer injuries as the result of an emergency stop, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.
What are the side effects?
Not only physical damage can occur because of subway accidents, psychological trauma is common as well. This type of accident, even when not resulting in serious injury, can cause rather challenging psychological problems; it can cause an intense fear of returning to the subway. In these circumstances, income, family, friends, and relationships can all suffer. What are you to do if you have a fear of using the subway, but must take it in order to get to work?
If this sounds like you, there is a solution. In the event of psychological trauma, your doctor can refer you for subway accident counselling. In order to do this, he or she must first assess your situation, arrive at a suitable course of treatment, and refer you to an NHS counsellor. This is not the only option open to victims – particularly if there are issues with long waiting lists for an appointment through NHS. There is also the option to seek private treatment.
Do I have to pay for counselling?
If your doctor does decide to refer you to an NHS specialist, you will not have to pay for treatment. However, this is not the case when it comes to treatment at a private clinic – fees will apply. However, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to recover some portion of these costs as a part of your personal injury claim.
All of our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, so that there are no upfront fees required in order to file your claim. We will seek the maximum amount of compensation, in order to make sure that you receive a satisfactory settlement package.
If you have received or are in need of treatment from a private clinic and would like help recovering a portion of the costs, call our advisors today on 0800 689 0500. We operate a free 24-hour helpline; so do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your case.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown