Parasailing, like all extreme sports, comes with its fair share of risks; if you have been injured as the result of an accident while participating in this adrenaline-filled sport, you may need parasailing accident counselling. If the accident in which you were injured was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation and Accident Advice Helpline – one of the UK’s most trusted personal injury law firms – can help.
Due to the nature of the sport, accidents that occur while parasailing have the potential to be devastating and can result in severe injuries. While the most obvious injuries will usually be physical and relatively easy for a medical practitioner to diagnose, a parasailing accident can also leave the victim suffering from psychological and emotional trauma. Long-term psychological damage in particular can be difficult to identify, and can have serious consequences for the victim if left undiagnosed and untreated.
Psychological trauma resulting from a sporting injury will often lead to a fear of the sport itself, as well as related activities. A particularly serious accident can leave the victim suffering from terrifying flashbacks and nightmares, and lead to an inability to function normally due to the damage which has been done to their overall mental health.
Diagnosis and treatment
A proper and swift diagnosis of any injury will usually lead to the best treatment plan, and the best chances for a full recovery. With this in mind it is important to remember that whilst the NHS offers treatment for both physical injuries and emotional trauma – including various forms of psychological counselling – free of charge, there is often a long waiting list for these services and patients may have to wait weeks or even months before they are treated.
In some cases, private counselling is necessary to help the victim of an accident start on the road to total recovery; unfortunately, private counselling can be quite expensive. However, if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, a successful personal injury claim can help you recoup the costs of private counselling, as well as other costs – including lost income – resulting from your injuries.
Can I make a claim?
If you have suffered any injuries – including psychological damage or emotional trauma for which you receive parasailing accident counselling – as the result of a parasailing accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. In most cases, the accident must be the fault of a third party, and have occurred within the last three years.
You will be required to provide evidence in order for a claim to be successful; information relating to how the accident occurred, evidence of faulty equipment and/or improper instruction, and first-hand accounts of others who may have witnessed the accident can all be important to your case. To claim compensation for counselling not covered on the NHS you will need to provide diagnosis notes from a doctor recommending counselling, as well as bills and payment receipts from a private counsellor to prove that you actually incurred the expense.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our free 24–hour helpline is available seven days a week to help you get started on the road to claiming the compensation you deserve. Our personal injury solicitors will work to get you the most compensation possible on a no win, no fee basis, and keep you informed of their progress every step of the way. You can even get an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to by using the 30-second compensation calculator on our website. So if you have been injured in an accident, call Accident Advice Helpline right now and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown