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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Gymnastics accident counselling

    If you have been badly hurt in a gymnastics accident, gymnastics accident counselling could be important in making sure that you are able to make a full recovery. Psychological as well as physical injuries can have lasting consequences if they are not properly treated. It can be hard to find counselling on the NHS without having to face a lengthy waiting list, and most experts recommend that you should start counselling as early as you can. If you are struggling to afford private treatment, it may be possible to get it funded as part of a compensation deal. Accident Advice Helpline provides a free service that lets people know if they have legally valid cases. We can often tell you the likely value of a compensation settlement for your accident, and if you decide you want our help with the claim itself, we can be there for that, too.

    Why get counselling?

    Counselling can be very helpful in enabling you to process the psychological impact of an accident. You may not immediately feel upset by what happened — in fact, it is common for people to experience a sort of emotional numbness — but if you develop any of the following symptoms, you should talk to your doctor.

    • Feelings of disorientation or dizziness, sometimes accompanied by a pounding heartbeat.
    • Sudden mood swings, especially if you feel frightened or angry.
    • Insomnia, night sweats or nightmares.
    • Feelings of panic, especially when reminded of the accident.
    • A feeling that it is difficult to cope emotionally with day-to-day tasks.

    If your doctor says that gymnastics accident counselling could help you, call us to find out if we can help you get funding for it.

    Counselling and children

    Gymnastics is particularly popular with children and many of the cases we deal with are brought by parents on behalf of a child. When children experience trauma they can often seem fine on the outside, but they may be struggling beneath the surface. Sometimes they pretend to be okay because they think that is what adults want of them. A good counsellor can quickly tell if they are in fact just naturally resilient or if they have hidden problems. Dealing with immediate problems can help to prevent bigger ones like loss of confidence, acting out at school or becoming distant from other people. It can also reduce the risk of the accident having a long-term effect as they grow into adulthood.

    Getting compensation

    At Accident Advice Helpline we have a number of highly skilled sports accident solicitors who understand the kind of accidents that commonly affect gymnasts and who are familiar with claims involving funding for counselling. Because they all work on a no win, no fee basis, you will not need to be rich in order to benefit from the excellent work they can do on your behalf. We have a great record of success and we have streamlined our system to make things as easy as possible for our clients, because we know that the last thing you need is more stress.

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    Date Published: October 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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