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Psychological Trauma

The aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be very traumatic, whether you’re the driver, or a passenger. While those involved in a motor vehicle accident often sustain injuries that never fully heal, some are left with chronic pain and a reduced ability to participate in the activities they used to enjoy. It can be difficult for someone who was previously healthy to deal with these long-term effects.
It is common to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or driving-related phobias. It is important to talk to your doctor, and inform your personal injury lawyer, if you are experiencing such effects. Fraser Valley Counselling is registered with ICBC to provide client care for individuals dealing with these life-altering side effects. It is very beneficial to seek the help of a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is trained in various trauma techniques, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and OEI (Observed & Experiential Integration) to help you take back your life.

 

ICBC Personal Injury Claims

With a doctor’s referral; for the first 12 weeks after your automobile crash, you automatically qualify to seek psychotherapy support through 12 counselling sessions with a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
Counsellors can identify the various issues experienced by a person, and report on how these issues affect the person’s life. This creates important medical evidence to support an ICBC injury claim. If a medical professional has referred you to a Registered Clinical Counsellor, it is important to follow up on this recommendation. If you do not, ICBC will claim that you would have gotten better faster if you had followed your doctor’s recommendations. ICBC will likely claim that even your physical injuries would have healed faster and caused you less difficulty in life if you had seen a counsellor. They may claim that due to psychological difficulties, you are exaggerating your pain. By seeing a counsellor, you are able to obtain documented psychological evidence to refute such arguments.
The aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be traumatic. Many victims of motor vehicle accidents sustain injuries that never fully heal. They may be left with chronic pain and a reduced ability to participate in the activities they enjoy. It can be difficult for someone who was previously healthy to deal with these long-term effects.
Often accident victims will develop post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or driving-related phobias. It is important to talk to your doctor, and inform your personal injury lawyer, if you are experiencing such effects.
Counselling with a Registered Clinical Counsellor can have a positive effect on the value of the claim for a person who was injured. A counsellor can identify the various issues experienced by a person, and report on how these issues affect the person’s life. This creates important medical evidence to support an ICBC injury claim.
Fraser Valley Counselling is a registered ICBC business partner. Contact us today for more information.

 

 

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