If you are struggling with the psychological after-effects of a pedalo accident that was not your fault, it could be useful for you to receive pedalo accident counselling.
What is a pedalo accident?
In many ways, it is difficult to quantify and define injuries relating to leisure activities, particularly when they involve atypical objects like lilos and pedalos. On a construction site, if the worst happens, it is usually obvious who is to blame for a lapse in supervision, care or maintenance. As such, the subject of negligence, in regards to delicate, or atypical equipment, can be an equally fragile area of debate.
Yet, there are still a hundred and one different ways in which a person can injure himself or herself, whilst using a pedalo. You cannot claim for injuries sustained because of personal negligence; for example, a failure to adhere to safety guidelines or the decision to partake in risky behaviour. You can claim for injuries sustained, as the result of negligence on the part of a third party; either an individual, or an organisation.
You could slip on a wet surface, with no hazard signs to notify people of the danger, and hit your head. You could suffer an accident, as a direct result of a faulty or poorly-maintained pedalo. It may sound trivial, but this can be a very dangerous situation. The only time that an injury cannot be attributed to a third party (or used as a foundation for a compensation claim) is if the injuries suffered are a direct result of personal negligence.
What is the next step?
A pedalo accident can be painful, and can even lead to chronic aches, pains, strains and bruises in the weeks and months following the incident. There can also be significant psychological trauma, and your doctor may decide to refer you for pedalo accident counselling.Open Claim Calculator
If you do wish to receive counselling for your accident, you will need to seek a referral from your doctor. In most cases, you will then be referred to an NHS counsellor; however, private treatment is also an option. If there are no NHS appointments available, it may be necessary to consult with a private clinic.
How much will it cost?
Whilst counselling under the NHS is free, you will be charged for sessions with a private clinic. However, Accident Advice Helpline can be there to support your recovery. We cannot pay for your treatment, but we can fight to get the fees, or a portion of the fees, returned to you, through a personal injury claim.
In order to find out how much counselling compensation you could be eligible for, you only need to pick up the phone and call one of our advisors today. Our expert lawyers work on a no win, no fee* basis, so you do not have to pay upfront charges, in order to make a claim.
If you have received, or are due to receive, private counselling, and would like help recovering the costs, call us direct today on 0800 689 0500. We operate a free 24-hour helpline, and our expert advisors are here to make sure that you are always in the loop when it comes to your claim.