Going out onto the water in a kayak can be an exhilarating experience, but if it has led to an accident you may need kayaking accident counselling to help you recover.
When kayaking, you are in close proximity to the water and your efforts to make the boat travel through the water are immediately apparent in your speed. Kayaking can be done with another person travelling with you in the canoe, making it a sociable and fun experience on most occasions. Unfortunately, accidents can sometimes happen, despite your best efforts to minimise the risk. If you had to see a doctor after a kayaking accident, you may have been advised to follow a course of counselling as part of your long-term healing process.
Even if you have been out kayaking many times, the activity remains inherently risky. After all, you are likely to take the kayak out onto open water, which can be a river varying from fast running to slow and deep or a large lake. For the most experienced kayakers, going out onto the open sea can be thrilling: an unforgettable experience.
The dangers of kayaking include capsizing, falling out of the boat, or being hit by a low-hanging object when exploring sea caves, etc. Even though you must always wear a life-vest and helmet, you will need to take all possible precautions to prevent an accident.
The least you could expect, when you go out kayaking, is that the people with you or around you on the water take the same care as you. Your kayaking accident may have been the result of wilfulness, rash decision-making, or even malice on the part of others. If your accident was caused by someone else and happened in the last three years then you may have grounds to pursue a claim.
Although Accident Advice Helpline does not pay directly for your counselling, which you may need as part of your healing process, we can help you pursue a claim for financial compensation. If your claim is successful, it can help you pay your counselling fees.
Of course, counselling is often available on the NHS. Many NHS counsellors are excellent professionals, who can help you deal with your accident. That said, the issue with NHS counselling is that it can have a significant waiting list. You may also have to travel some distance from your home to see an NHS counsellor, with the resulting travel costs eating into your general spending money.
This is where going private could be of great help. Your successful claim for financial compensation, which we can help you with, could be used to help pay for your private counselling costs. This could be a great solution to ensure you get the help you need, when and where you need it. Any expenses that you have had to pay towards private kayaking accident counselling, including travelling expenses, could be factored into your compensation package.
To find out more about how we can help you recover your counselling expenses, call us today on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: October 27, 2014
Author: David Brown