You might think that counselling for sports injuries is unnecessary or expensive. However, counselling is not just for major incidents that affect a large number of individuals. People respond differently to events in their life and while some people may not feel the need to have counselling after a sports injury, others may benefit tremendously from counselling.
Sports injuries can be very serious and have life-changing consequences. Ice hockey players can suffer serious injuries to the head or spine and such injuries can have an extended recovery time. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation can be a long process and it is natural that individuals may become depressed, suffer from anxiety or feelings of low self-esteem. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be something that we normally associate with battlefield injuries, but people who suffer serious injuries may also suffer from PTSD. A serious ice hockey injury could leave an individual permanently disabled and such a change in circumstances can be difficult to deal with. Expert counselling can help individuals to come to terms with their new circumstances. If medical evidence supports your need for counselling, we can include the cost in your compensation claim.
It is not just players who may suffer serious injuries at an ice hockey rink. Spectators of the sport have also been injured by errant pucks. When hit by an ice hockey stick these pucks can fly through the air at speeds up to 90mph. Spectators who are hit by a puck can suffer serious injuries and in some instances, a spectator has been killed by a wayward puck. Spectators who suffer serious injury may also want counselling and in the unfortunate case of a death, family members may require counselling. Whether you want counselling for yourself or for members of your family, we can offer you support and advice.
If you are making an ice hockey accident claim and you want to find out about ice hockey accident counselling, then talk to one of our expert lawyers at the Accident Advice Helpline. We can help you, not only with your personal injury claim, but we may also be able to arrange ice hockey accident counselling for you or refer you to a counsellor.
Compensation claims for personal injury will only be successful if you can prove that you suffered your injury as a result of a third party’s negligence or as a direct result of their actions. A successful claim will not only mean that you will be able to get compensation for your injury, but also allow you to claim for certain additional items. Included in additional items would be expenses that you incurred as a result of your injury. For example, travelling expenses, prescriptions, medication and any loss of earnings that have resulted from time off work can all be claimed. Treatment fees can also be claimed and these may include chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy and counselling. To claim for these expenses you will need to present evidence in the form of receipts or travel tickets.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown