Living with tinnitus can be incredibly distressing and debilitating. Support for people suffering from this illness is freely available through the NHS, however the treatments are – for now – not perfect. Some people report treatments having no affect at all on their symptoms and some people report treatments making their tinnitus worse. As such, it is absolutely vital that you get the best medical care possible.
Support for tinnitus during the claims process
During the claims process your solicitor can coordinate the expert support you need to cope with your illness. Tinnitus is a debilitating and distressing illness, so all the support you need can be provided either through the NHS or through private treatment if you have insurance. Any costs involved in the coordination of your medical care will be recovered from the other side and as a result, this service will not adversely affect you financially.
At UK Claim Lawyers, for instance, the lawyer or solicitor processing your personal injury claim will coordinate any medical care you need to help you get your life back on track. Not all law firms offer this invaluable service, so if you have not made a claim yet, always make sure that they do if you would like somebody else to organise your support for you so that you can concentrate on getting better.
Support for tinnitus after you have won your claim
Once your claim has been processed successfully and you have received your financial compensation, you are free to do with it as you wish. A lot of people use it to pay for specialist tinnitus treatment, while others use it to pay for a welcome family break.
After you have won your tinnitus claim, ongoing medical support can be arranged through your solicitor or through the other side. This is usually agreed as part of the claim settlement demand in a binding promise that stipulates that the other side will support you in your ongoing treatment. Where this is the case, the costs involved in the coordination of your support will be recovered from the other side or paid by the other side.
Alternatively, as a matter of course treatment may have already been arranged for you by medical experts during the claims process. This is usually provided through NHS services and the treatments usually consist of one or more of the following: Sound therapy, counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy or tinnitus retaining therapy. Sometimes, it is also possible to alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus by removing earwax. However, there is no cure for tinnitus, so ongoing treatment is required to ensure the best quality of life for the patient.