Compensation to pay for complementary therapies
Although the NHS provides a range of treatments for people suffering from injuries and illnesses, some forms of therapies simply aren’t funded. If you’ve suffered an injury which requires emergency treatment, such as a broken bone or internal injuries, it’s likely that the NHS will provide the appropriate treatment.
However, if you suffer from an on-going problem and the treatments available on the NHS aren’t providing a solution, you may wish to consider complementary therapies. Acupuncture, for example, is highly recommended in relieving pain. Many people suffering from conditions ranging from arthritis to whiplash find this therapy beneficial. However, it isn’t always funded by the NHS which means that people often have to fund the treatment themselves.
Given that the United Kingdom is still suffering from the economic downturn, funding private therapies isn’t an option for everyone and it can be extremely frustrating for patients if they are unable to access medical care due to lack of funds.
However, if someone or something else caused your injuries, you could potentially get help with an accident claim in North Lanarkshire and compensation from the person who caused your accident, and use this money to fund alternative therapies, if you choose to. Providing you can show that you weren’t responsible for the injuries, there’s a good chance that you could be eligible to receive compensation.
It should be noted, of course, that many people who opt for complementary therapies do so in conjunction with more traditional treatments. If you’re considering starting a course of complementary therapies, you should discuss this with your doctor or healthcare professional first to ensure that it’s safe to do so.
Also, you may want to ensure that the therapy isn’t offered on the NHS before you commit to paying privately for it. As the benefit of complementary therapies is becoming more widely known, more and more NHS Trusts around the United Kingdom are offering complementary therapies to patients.
Help with an accident claim in North Lanarkshire
If you’d like help with an accident claim in North Lanarkshire in order to fund this treatment, or if you simply think that you’re owed compensation, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can help you to make a claim?
When you make a claim with us, you needn’t worry about how to pay for it or how to fund your claim. We always offer our services on a no win no fee* basis so you simply won’t have to pay any fees or charges upfront. We will even provide free no obligation advice so that you’ll be able to ask any questions that you may have prior to starting your claim.
To find out more now or to make a claim as soon as possible, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and speak to a member of our personal injury team about your compensation claim now.
Date Published: 4th August 2014