Sustaining injuries during a natural disaster such as a tornado can be incredibly traumatic and difficult to cope with, which is why tornado accident counselling may be crucial to your recovery.
What is tornado accident counselling?
Counselling is a method for helping people to come to terms with a traumatic event that is having a lasting impact on their mental health and happiness. If you have been involved in a serious accident, you may experience post-traumatic stress, anxiety, night terrors, mood swings and depression as you struggle to come to terms with what happened. If you have suffered a lasting injury, your mental health could also be affected as you get used to the ways in which your day-to-day life has changed.
Tornado accident counselling may help you to get to the root of your feelings and release the emotions and fears which are causing your mental health problems. Mental health is just as important as physical health, so seeing a counsellor may significantly improve your rate of recovery.
Getting access to counselling
If you feel your accident is affecting your mental health, you should speak to your GP, who may recommend counselling. He or she may refer you to an NHS counsellor; however, they may tell you that waiting lists are very long and advise that you seek help from a private counsellor in order to start your treatment as quickly as possible.
If this is the case, you may have to pay very costly fees for tornado accident counselling, which may put undue financial pressure on you. In this circumstance you should consider making a compensation claim in order to pay for your treatment, providing that another person or party caused the accident.
Claiming for counselling
When you call Accident Advice Helpline you will be able to speak to one of our friendly advisors for free and will not be under any obligation to continue with your claim. Should you wish to go ahead, your claim will be processed over the phone and one of our highly experienced lawyers will represent you on a no win no fee basis.
If you would like an initial estimation of the amount of compensation you could receive to pay for your tornado accident counselling, take our simple 30-second test™, which you can find on our homepage.
Your right to claim
If your accident occurred within the past three years and was caused by another person or party, you could be entitled to compensation to help pay for tornado accident counselling. Although a tornado is a natural occurrence, it may be that your being injured during the tornado was the fault of someone else.
For example, if your accident was caused by an unsafe evacuation from a building during the tornado, it could be that the person or party responsible for the evacuation could be to blame. If you are unsure about this in any way, we highly recommend that you contact our 24/7 helpline for some free initial advice on your right to claim. Call 0800 698 0500 to get in touch.