Bodyboarding accident counselling could be an essential part of your long-term recovery after an accident. A bodyboarding accident could leave you with a physical or psychological injury. For example, you may suffer prolonged pain and have to undergo medical treatment, or suffer from anxiety, stress, panic attacks, or insomnia.
It is important that you ask your doctor for help if you suffer from psychological issues after a bodyboarding accident. Your doctor can refer you to a counsellor working in your local area. You can also find a suitable course of mental health counselling by consulting with your local hospital.
How bodyboarding injuries can happen
Bodyboarding can involve fast speeds in a relatively insecure position on the board. Many bodyboarders carry little or no safety equipment. You might see bodyboarders with buoyancy aids, which can keep them afloat should they fall in the water. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced bodyboarder, you are advised to look out for your personal safety.
Falling in the water, colliding with another person, or losing consciousness while bodyboarding can be a traumatic experience. You should not underestimate the importance of your mental wellbeing, as it can seriously affect your ability to live your life in the way you are used to.
How to begin the bodyboarding accident counselling process
Psychological issues can sometimes be underestimated, with people giving them less credence than more immediately visible physical injuries. Find out what kind of bodyboarding accident counselling would benefit you by contacting a professional mental health counsellor.
The first step is to find out what the effects of the bodyboarding accident were on you. Depending on the severity of your accident, you may be recommended to have a few sessions, or to undergo more extensive treatment.
Public, or private?
You could be able to have bodyboarding accident counselling through the National Health Service (NHS). The obvious benefit of the NHS is that you do not have to pay for treatment, which can give you financial peace of mind. However, you may still think of going private.
Private counselling, which is usually of the same standard as in the NHS, can have the benefit of starting sooner. NHS treatment often involves waiting lists, which you can normally avoid in the private sector. By choosing private counselling, you could be on the road to recovery from your bodyboarding accident in a much shorter period of time.
How to manage the costs
If you are worried about the cost of bodyboarding accident counselling, you can consider making an accident claim. There are a few eligibility requirements that you will have to meet.
For example, your bodyboarding accident had to have happened within the last three years, and had to have been caused by someone else.
At Accident Advice Helpline, you can be confident in our services. Our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, and have helped thousands of clients since we first started in 2000.
Call our 24-hour helpline at 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: July 11, 2015
Author: David Brown