If you’re the victim of an aerial yoga accident which wasn’t your fault, you need to seek the right kind of help and support in the form of aerial yoga accident counselling.
What is an aerial yoga accident?
The difference between aerial yoga and regular yoga is that the former takes place in flexible hammocks suspended a specific distance off the floor. With the addition of height, comes the increased risk of falls, trips and even sprains – this latter injury is much more common amongst suspended supports or hangings, as the limbs can easily get tangled up in equipment.
If the relevant equipment isn’t properly maintained and the right health and safety guidelines aren’t met, aerial yoga can be a risky activity to practice. It isn’t just the potential for physical damage that’s a problem either, as psychological side effects can be borne as a result of a reasonably serious aerial yoga accident.
What is the next step?
If you’re the victim of an aerial yoga injury that occurred within the last three years, and the injury was through no fault of your own, you might be eligible for both financial compensation and aerial yoga accident counselling. This kind of counselling deals with the psychological issues and fears that can arise as a result of having sustained an injury at the hands of a negligent third party.
Whilst Accident Advice Helpline cannot directly pay for the cost of your counselling treatment, we can seek to cover any expenses that you’ve paid towards private treatment. This will be included as a part of your original claim for compensation, and we do not charge any extra for it.
Should I go private?
A claim for aerial yoga accident counselling is only relevant if you decide to opt for private care. There are various reasons why you might want to do this. You may believe that the counselling offered is of a higher quality, or you may find that there are no available appointments through the NHS.
Whilst it is important that you realise that the cost of private counselling is your responsibility, we can fight for full or partial recovery of the costs on your behalf. You will need to be referred for counselling by a GP before you can become eligible for this service.
How do I make a claim?
You might be eligible for compensation if the aerial yoga accident occurred within the last three years and was a result of negligence by a third party. Usually the third party is the organisation responsible for the maintenance of both the relevant equipment and the environment in which the yoga is practised.
If you have received, or are due to receive, counselling from a private clinic, and would like help recovering a portion of the costs, call one of our friendly advisors direct today on 0800 180 4123. We operate a free, 24-hour helpline, so please do not hesitate to get in touch and arrange a consultation.
Date Published: November 3, 2014
Author: David Brown