If you need to undergo show jumping accident counselling, you have a choice whether to go through the National Health Service (NHS) or to pay for your own treatment privately. The choice may seem obvious at first sight, yet there are some benefits to private mental health care that you may wish to consider.
Although the standard of treatment tends to be of the same, high level in both the public and private sector, but a potential drawback from relying on the NHS is being placed on a waiting list. If your treatment is needed sooner rather than later, going private can help you recover from your show jumping accident faster. Filing a claim with Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in recouping the costs of private counselling.
Can I afford to pay for private mental health care?
You may have difficulty affording your private health care. Seeing a counsellor regularly can prove relatively costly, with your treatment likely to be charged per hour or per session. This is where costs can dissuade you from seeking help in the private sector.
Although you may be able to make a show jumping accident claim to help with this. If your accident happened in the last three years and was caused by someone else, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. You can then use this claim to pay for your counselling fees. The counselling must have been recommended by your GP if costs are to be recovered.
How did your show jumping accident happen?
Show jumping can take a lot of skill to perfect. As with any horse-related sporting activity, there is a risk that you will fall or be thrown from your horse. Typically, flighty and easily spooked, horses can prove highly dangerous and even fatal.
You can be trampled on or crushed by a horse – their kick can cause you a serious, life-altering injury. This in turn can have a long-lasting psychological effect on you.
How do I make a show jumping accident claim?
To make a show jumping accident claim, it needs to be proven that someone else caused your injury and that it happened in the last three years. You could have been injured because the horse-jumping venue you were in was badly maintained or full of hidden dangers.
The fences you were jumping may have been unsafe, badly constructed or placed too close together. If this was the case, you could start a claim based on a breach of health and safety regulations.
You could also claim against a private individual or group of people. Someone playing a prank may have intentionally scared the horse you were on. Even if it can be shown that someone acted without proper consideration for your safety, this could give you the basis for a claim against that person.
Get the show jumping accident counselling you need
To get the show jumping accident counselling you need, carefully consider both the public and private sector treatments on offer. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, or be affected by insomnia or an inability to open up emotionally to your family or friends.
If this is the case, starting your treatment as early as possible can give you a solid start to your accident recovery. Our expert solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so give us a call straight away on our free, 24-hour helpline today and one of our trained advisers will assess your ability to claim in a matter of minutes.
Just dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: July 10, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Horse riding accident claims