If you have you been in injured in an accident while you were playing rounders, you may very well need rounders accident counselling to help you get your life back on track. If you are uncertain as to whether you need counselling or not, here are a few questions you should ask yourself:
- Has the trauma of the injury had a long-term impact upon your ability to work?
- Do you find yourself nervous about or frightened of participating in sport?
- Do you have recurring nightmares about your accident, or experience flashbacks to it?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions – or you have been advised by a physician or sports therapist to seek counselling to help overcome the effects of the trauma you have suffered – then you are probably in need of professional counselling. If the accident in which you were injured was not your fault, give Accident Advice Helpline a call today on our free 24-hour helpline. Our highly experienced personal injury solicitors may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve – including compensation to pay for the counselling you need.
It is quite likely that you will have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition which can occur after an individual has been through a particularly distressing – or traumatic – experience. A severe sporting injury can, in some cases, trigger PTSD or some other long-term mental health problem. Although psychological trauma is not always easily recognizable, it can have a devastating effect on your ability to carry out what would have previously been normal everyday activities.
The level of post-traumatic stress which can occur after a sporting injury can be substantially increased in circumstances where the accident you suffered was not your fault and was the result of negligence on the part of a third party. In these circumstances, the victim often feels let down and betrayed by those he or she previously trusted.
Recovering from a sports injury involves both physical and emotional healing, and it is important that you properly attend to both of these needs. Most of the necessary treatments are available on the NHS, but waiting times can be incredibly long and in many cases individuals are left unable to work or live a normal life for longer than is necessary. The cost of seeking private counselling can be high; however, it is imperative that you get the right treatment as soon as possible to help ensure a full recovery.
Making a claim
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand the difficulties that can arise from a sporting injury, and in many cases we can help recover any out-of-pocket costs you incur. Established in 2000, we have helped thousands of people make successful compensation claims for injuries that were not their fault. As well as paying for medical and counselling bills, compensation can also be used to help cover any loss of earnings that you experience as a result of your trauma.
In order to help you make a successful claim, and maximise your compensation, it is vital that you supply evidence to support your claim. In a situation where you have been injured playing sport, you (or another player on your team) should seek out first-hand witness statements from other players and spectators who were there. It is also important that you retain any paperwork relating to the medical treatment and rounders accident counselling that you received as a result of your injuries.
If you believe that you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, call Accident Advice Helpline today so we can start the process of getting you the compensation to which you are entitled.