If you were seriously injured in a Pony Club tetrathlon, your doctor may have recommended you receive tetrathlon accident counselling as part of your longer-term healing process.
Competing in a tetrathlon
Competing in a tetrathlon can be very satisfying. The sport, which typically combines four events, typically pony riding, shooting, swimming and running, challenges you both physically and psychologically. Fast-paced and highly competitive, a tetrathlon can also be inherently risky. The risks can come from the terrain you have to cover, the other athletes taking part in the event or the horse you have to ride. Tetrathlons are typically large group events, organised by professionals or dedicated amateurs. However, the event organisers may have been negligent or reckless in their duties, resulting in a dangerous event in which you were injured.
Other athletes taking part in the tetrathlon may have caused your accident. Perhaps they slipped, fell or intentionally attempted to stop you from winning. If another athlete caused your accident, even if without bad intentions, you could raise a claim for financial compensation.
Riding a horse, as any horse rider knows, is inherently risky. Even with years of training and experience, accidents can happen. However, your horse may have been spooked by someone else’s recklessness or thoughtlessness. If this is the case, check your ability to raise a financial claim for compensation today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4123.
Your doctor may have prescribed counselling to help you recover from the mental trauma caused by the tetrathlon accident. The accident may have had a profound or unsettling psychological impact on you. It can sometimes be easy to underestimate injuries that are not immediately visible, but you should not fall into this trap: listen to the best medical advice. Counselling is available to you on the NHS, but it can sometimes take a long time to see a counsellor due to demand. Another potential drawback is that an NHS counsellor may only be available far from where you live; this can mean travel expenses you might find it difficult to pay.
Accident Advice Helpline does not directly pay for counselling, but the financial claim for compensation we can help you pursue could pay the private counselling fees and associated costs when an award is made. Private counselling can be arranged more quickly than the equivalent NHS care.
Can I claim?
To make a financial claim for compensation for your tetrathlon accident, the event must have happened in the last three years, been caused or partly caused by someone else, and necessitated medical treatment. We will ask you for the details of your accident, including your view on who caused it, and ask for any evidence or witness details that you have.
You can improve your ability to claim successfully by documenting everything you know about your accident, including any photographic evidence and speaking to any witnesses of the accident. They may be able to support your case and improve your ability to gain compensation.
Start the claim process today by calling us on our free, 24-hour helpline. The number is 0800 180 4123. Alternatively, start by checking our free, 30-second online claim calculator.
Date Published: October 28, 2014
Author: David Brown