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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Unicycle accident counselling

    Unicycle accident counselling is something that you might consider as never being required, however, if you have been injured whilst unicycling because of the actions of a third party, the psychological effects could be very serious. After major accidents, such as serious railway crashes, we expect survivors to be offered counselling as a way of helping them to recover from the traumatic events that they have witnessed. However, counselling is not limited to such major accidents. Anyone can suffer depression or panic attacks as the result of an accident, especially if that accident resulted in a serious injury.

    Unicycling injuries

    Unicycling is not a high-speed sport, such as mountain biking, so one would expect fewer and less serious injuries. If a third party is involved and there is some recklessness or carelessness the injuries received could be far worse.


    After an accident it is not unusual for individuals to experience feelings of tearfulness, anxiety, short temper or to have difficulty sleeping. They may also become withdrawn. These issues can persist for a long time after the accident. Unfortunately, unless family members have been through a similar experience, they may find it hard to understand what the individual is experiencing. This can be especially true if the individual appears not to have any serious physical injuries and people may assume that he or she will soon be back to normal. Simply telling someone to pull themselves together does not help.

    Professional counselling gives individuals the opportunity to discuss their feelings in a safe environment. In this environment it can be easier to talk about feelings of anxiety or depression. Professional counselling can make a huge difference to an individual’s recovery after an accident. Even a short session of counselling can help. One individual who suffered from panic attacks after a road accident said he felt like he had “got his life back”. He had been suffering from panic attacks that stopped because of counselling and he was then able to think about the accident without becoming emotional.

    Where can I get counselling?

    If you feel that unicycle accident counselling would help you then you should seek professional psychological treatment. You should discuss any treatment with your doctor before going for counselling and he or she must agree that it is required. You may find that counselling on the NHS has a waiting list so you may decide to seek private counselling. When you have had an accident that was someone else’s fault you may be able to claim for treatment that you needed as a result of the accident. Normally the defendant would have to admit liability before an interim payment could be made to assist with the cost of counselling. In some cases insurance companies are prepared to assist in rehabilitation and they may be prepared to fund the counselling.

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    Making a claim

    At Accident Advice Helpline we can help you with any issues to do with making a personal injury claim. We understand that an accident can have long-lasting consequences especially if a serious injury was involved. We will treat your case sympathetically and we will be able to offer you advice on what additional expenses you can claim in addition to the cost of counselling.

    Date Published: October 28, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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