Support and counselling for personal injury

There are various support groups, networks and organisations which can provide help and advice to anyone who has been affected by a personal injury.

Counselling is available to not only you but your partner, member of your family or a close friend.

Psychological effect of a personal injury

A personal injury is physically distressing but it is important not to forget about the emotional impact. A serious injury can have life changing consequences which are difficult to come to terms with.

Anyone in this position has the difficult task of learning to cope with their new condition. Plus they have to adapt to a change in circumstances which is distressing for not only them but their family as well.

If for example, their injury has resulted in a disability then this often causes feelings of fear, anger and frustration. In some cases these leads to depression or post traumatic stress disorder.

Post traumatic stress disorder

This is a common side effect of an accident, injury or illness. It develops as a reaction to a traumatic event and causes flashbacks, headaches, dizziness, tremors and a range of other symptoms.

This condition has a significant impact upon a person’s life but can be treated.

If you are making a claim for compensation for an injury which has resulted in mental trauma then your solicitor or lawyer may be able to recommend a counselling service to you.

Examples of counselling services

These include:

  • Victim Support
  • Roadpeace
  • National Association for Mental Health (MIND)
  • Action against Medical Accidents

Details of these and other similar organisations can be found on our links page.

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau can advise you about counselling services in your area.

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