An injury suffered on a zebra crossing can be painful and debilitating, but the shock could also leave you in need of zebra crossing accident counselling. Counselling can help you to deal with the emotional and psychological after-effects of an accident, just as Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in getting your life back on an even keel by helping to secure financial compensation for your injury. In addition to this, however, we also believe that the costs of counselling, in terms of doctor’s fees, travel expenses and so on, should be reflected in any compensation package you receive.
Why you might need counselling
Anxiety, depression, mood swings and difficulty sleeping are common after-effects for anyone who has been injured in a road accident. If these symptoms persist and are left untreated, they may develop into post-traumatic stress disorder, which can have a devastating effect on a sufferer’s life. You may feel embarrassed and ashamed that you haven’t been able to put your accident behind you and to move on with your life, but in fact this reaction is quite normal. Friends and family will be getting on with their busy lives and will assume your accident is in the past and has been dealt with, particularly if you seem to have recovered physically. This could leave you feeling isolated with no-one to talk to about your feelings. Unfortunately, this condition will only worsen if left untreated, to the point where it could be just as debilitating as any physical damage caused by the accident.
How counselling can help
Counselling provides you with an opportunity to talk through these feelings, to bring them to light and eventually disarm them. Without counselling, people can suffer in silence for months or years. Your doctor will be able to refer you to counselling after your zebra crossing accident if they think it necessary. They will be able to secure you an appointment with an NHS counsellor, which will be free but may involve a long waiting time. Under such circumstances you may decide to pay for private counselling instead, which will be much more expensive but will probably also be available sooner, and this could make all the difference.
Covering the expense
If your zebra crossing accident can be shown to be the fault of another party, such as a reckless or irresponsible driver, then you may have grounds for a compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in personal injury claims, and we have years of experience in securing financial compensation for people just like you. This amount of compensation can also take into account the cost of counselling. Call our free, 24-hour helpline today to speak to one of our friendly and sympathetic trained advisors about your accident. They will be able to put you in touch with an expert lawyer able to take on your case on a no win, no fee* basis. If you are undergoing or planning to seek counselling for your accident, this will certainly be taken into consideration. To reach us call 0800 689 0500 from your land line.