Suffering an unexpected workplace injury can understandably be very distressing, and tattooist accident counselling may play an important role in your recovery.
According to recent studies, one in five Brits are ’inked’. The popularity of the tattoo (rather like the ink itself) isn’t something that looks to fade in a hurry. When getting a new tattoo, most customers wouldn’t think of the risks to their tattoo artist. However, it is sadly common that a number of accidents are reported each year where tattooists themselves have been injured by tools and materials used as part of their job. No matter how many preventative measures are put into place – or how careful you are – sometimes, accidents just happen. After any accident, it can understandably be difficult to readjust to life and return to normality – especially if your accident happened somewhere you felt safe, such as your workplace.
If you’ve been to see your doctor and they agree that it would be beneficial to your recovery, you may be prescribed counselling. However, if arranged through the NHS, counselling may be subject to a lengthy wait. If this is the case and you decide to seek private counselling, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help. We may be able to recoup funding towards the cost of your tattooist accident counselling as part of your compensation settlement. Give us a call today on our free, 24-hour advice line on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
How can tattooist accident counselling help me?
If you decide to go private for your tattooist accident counselling, you rest safe in the knowledge that your treatment and recovery can begin as soon as possible. Counselling will help you begin to feel like your old self again and to come to terms with any psychological issues that you’ve sustained. Finding someone who has a thorough understanding of how the trauma of your workplace accident has affected you can, in itself, be a massive weight off your shoulders.
It may only take a couple of sessions for you to start feeling better, or you might find that you need on-going treatment to feel the benefit. Regardless, counselling is specific to your needs so, however much or however little you feel you need, know that Accident Advice Helpline is here and we shall try our hardest to secure you financial support towards the cost of your private counselling or medical bills.
Making your claim
To make a claim towards your tattooist accident counselling costs, all you need is:
- To have been referred for counselling by your doctor,
- To bring your case to us within three years of it having happened,
- To keep hold of your receipts and medical documentation.
If you meet the above criteria, there is a high likelihood that you will get a compensation payout, including funding for counselling. Even if, by the time you’re reading this – or are thinking of making that call to Accident Advice Helpline – you’ve already started a course of private counselling, you might be able to claim towards the cost of your expenses as part of your claim, using your receipts and medical documents as proof of how much you have paid or will pay for your treatment.
Date Published: June 11, 2015
Author: David Brown