Insurance Claims

Our psychologists are available to carry out psychological assessments of clients relating to insurance claims

Psychology Assessments

Our psychologists are available to carry out psychological assessments of clients relating to insurance claims, where a psychological injury has been sustained as a result of a traumatic incident that occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Psychological injuries can result from sudden traumatic or stressful experiences, which fall outside of normal, everyday experiences, such as a road traffic accident, an accident at work, an accident at a theme park, or a criminal assault.

Such traumatic incidents can result in the development of mental health conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, or Depression, which may then also have a secondary negative impact upon other difficulties, such as the use of alcohol or drugs.

Sometimes the physical impact of a trauma or accident can result in secondary mental health difficulties, due to the negative impact that the physical injury has upon the individual’s life, such as experiencing chronic pain or limiting their usual activities.

Due to psychological conditions not being as easily observable or identifiable as physical injuries, they can get missed, causing the individual to suffer for prolonged periods of time as a result of the accident, far beyond the longevity of the physical impact of the accident.

On occasion others can suffer from psychological difficulties as a result of an accident or trauma, due to them having observed, for example, a loved one being involved in an accident or having a ‘near miss’.

Our psychologists are available to carry out assessments of mental health and psychological difficulties following an accident or trauma.

In many circumstances referrals for assessments from a legal team pass through a number of intermediary agencies, which not only significantly delays the process of the client being assessed, leaving the client suffering unnecessarily, but also significantly increases the costs of being assessed as each intermediary agency will make a charge for their administration role before a psychologist is identified who can carry out the assessment.

Our practice of psychologists and psychotherapists work directly with insurance companies and the legal agents that they instruct to remove the need for intermediary agencies, thereby reducing the delays an individual experiences from the time of the trauma or accident to the point they are assessed, which can sometimes be over one years duration.

Our direct working practice also removes the additional fees charged by intermediary agencies, thereby reducing the cost to insurance bodies.

If you, either as an insurance company, a legal representative, or a client that has suffered an accident or trauma, would like further information please contact our Bury office by email on office.lancs@expertpsychology.net or by phone on 0161 667 0890 or for our Yorkshire office by email on office.yorks@expertpsychology.net or by phone on 01484 502205

Interventions

Individual Interventions

Our team of psychologists and psychotherapists are available to provide therapeutic interventions, utilising a range of different psychological models, for clients who have experienced an accident or trauma for whom therapy has been recommended.

We can provide both Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to help clients overcome their difficulties.

Structured assessment tools are utilised at the assessment stage, the start of therapy, and the end of therapy in order to give a indication of the efficacy of the therapy that has been provided.

Regular written updates can be provided during the course of therapy in order that the client’s engagement and progress can be monitored throughout and an end of therapy report is produced.

Where we have carried out the original assessment of the client, the same or a different professional can carry out the therapy and where the original assessment and therapy have been carried out by different professionals, the original professional is available to carry out a re-assessment, focused specifically upon change in relation to the first assessment, to demonstrate the efficacy of the therapy provided.

As with the psychological assessment of individuals who have experienced an accident or a trauma, often therapy is instructed for such individuals via intermediary agencies, resulting in significant delays in clients accessing the appropriate and required therapy following an initial assessment, along with the additional costs incurred due to charges levied by these intermediary agencies for their administration fees in identifying and liaising with the treating professional.

Due to our practice promoting working directly with insurance companies and their legal agents, we can not only reduce significant waiting times for therapy (which on occasion can be over a year, during which time the individual continues to suffer with no therapeutic assistance), but we can reduce the costs borne by insurance companies by working directly with them.

If you, either as an insurance company, a legal representative, or a client that has suffered an accident or trauma, would like further information please contact our Bury office by email on office.lancs@expertpsychology.net or by phone on 0161 667 0890 or for our Yorkshire office by email on office.yorks@expertpsychology.net or by phone on 01484 502205

Group Interventions

Our team of psychologists, psychotherapists, and graduate psychologists can also provide structured group interventions to address a range of issues that can be caused by an accident or a trauma, such as anxiety or depression.

Referrals for group interventions can be made at any time and once sufficient referrals have been received a date for group commencement will be set.

Groups will run for a set number of sessions and an end of treatment report will be provided, which will identify issues such as attendance, engagement, motivation, change, and efficacy.

Group interventions offer a value for money alternative to individual interventions, as costs are per course, rather than per session, which equates to a lower cost per session in comparison due to the intervention being provided in a group format.

If you, either as an insurance company, a legal representative, or a client that has suffered an accident or trauma would like further information please contact our Bury office by email on office.lancs@expertpsychology.net or by phone on 0161 667 0890 or for our Yorkshire office by email on office.yorks@expertpsychology.net or by phone on 01484 502205

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