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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

    Suntan accident counselling


    If you have had an accident when using a suntan bed or booth in a professionally run establishment, you may need to receive suntan accident counselling to deal with any mental trauma that resulted.

    Such incidents usually involve overexposure resulting in burning that can be painful and debilitating. This can lead to depression and anxiety problems that need to be addressed with counselling. Although counselling can be received free on the NHS, the time it can take to get an initial consultation or to receive regular appointments can be significant. In addition, counselling may not be readily available to you near your place of residence or work. In such cases, professional private counselling may be your only recourse. Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you in claiming financial compensation for your suntan accident, which can assist you in covering the cost of private counselling and related travel costs.

    What can Accident Advice Helpline do to help?

    Accident Advice Helpline was set up to help people claim financial compensation for accidents that were not their fault. If your suntan accident was caused by faulty equipment, a risky environment that should have been monitored and maintained or someone’s recklessness or thoughtlessness, you may be able to claim financial compensation. Call us today, free, on 0800 180 4123. One of our friendly advisors will go through your accident with you and be able to tell you within minutes if you have a potential case to pursue. Alternatively, you can try our free, online claim calculator that takes about 30 seconds to use. The claim calculator can give you a good indication of what your claim could be worth.

    Counselling in a nutshell

    Having treated your physical suntan injuries, your doctor may decide that for a full recovery you will need psychological treatment. He or she may refer you to a counsellor, available free on the NHS. Even though that is the normal route for counselling sessions, you may find that, as previously stated, getting an appointment is not easy because the waiting lists can be very long. You may also have to travel further than anticipated to get the counselling you need.

    Although Accident Advice Helpline does not pay for your counselling sessions directly, it can provide you with the opportunity to raise a successful claim for financial compensation following your suntan accident. This money can be used to cover your counselling fees.

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    What do I do next?

    Start by making as many notes about your original suntan accident as possible. The most important things to write down are the exact dates of your accident and subsequent treatment, and which other party or parties were involved in it. If you think someone else essentially caused your accident, note down who that other person is. Collect as much evidence as you can to assist our expert solicitors in arguing your case.

    What could my claim be worth?

    The financial value of your claim is determined by the nature of your original accident, who was involved in it and how severe your injuries were. All this information is factored into the decision-making process. Give yourself financial peace of mind by checking out our free online claim calculator, or call us free on 0800 180 4123. The value of your claim could mean the difference between NHS-funded care or faster private care.

    Date Published: October 28, 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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