Fans of yoga know that it can positively impact health and well-being, while also helping to improve fitness; however, many individuals are injured while practising yoga – some of them quite seriously – and need to seek yoga accident counselling to come to terms with what has happened to them.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to help you recover the cost of the psychological counselling you need to help you to deal with injuries you suffered as the result of a yoga accident. We are a firm of personal injury lawyers who have been dedicated to that particular field of law since 2000, and our highly trained solicitors are personal injury experts. If you have suffered a yoga-related accident or injury that was somebody else’s fault, we can help and guide you through the process of making a claim for your accident which may include compensation for expenses – such as counselling – that you have had to pay as a result of the accident.
If you have suffered a yoga injury, it is important to determine whether the injury was somebody else’s fault and could have been avoided; if it was, you may have grounds to claim compensation. Factors that might increase the likelihood of a claim being successful include:
- Poor instruction: Was your yoga teacher qualified, registered, and/or insured? Did they belong to a professional body or association? How long have they been teaching yoga and where/how did they train to be an instructor?
- Location/environment: Where was the yoga class held? Was the venue suitable? Was the floor in good repair and dry, or were there any hazards that you tripped over or slipped on?
- Attitude: Were you ‘forced’ to take up a pose that you did not want to do? In the case of very advanced poses, were any dangers mentioned before you tried them?
The effects of a yoga injury can be minor, extremely severe, or somewhere in between. In very extreme cases, strokes and blood clots have been linked to yoga, but muscle strains, back problems, and hip issues are far more common. However, regardless of severity, any injuries and accidents can leave the victim distressed and in need of additional support, such as yoga accident counselling.
While the NHS does offer counselling, the waiting lists are usually very long. Many people who have suffered an accident or injury turn to private counsellors instead. Unfortunately, the costs involved in this are often high and – as counselling may be needed for a period of weeks or months – can run into a substantial amount of money when all is said and done. However, when an individual makes a successful claim for personal injury compensation it is likely that the costs of such counselling (if it can be proved that it was needed) will be repaid by whoever was to blame for the accident or injury.
If you have suffered a yoga-related accident or injury within the last three years, and you have reason to believe that somebody else was to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our free phone line is available 24/7, and calling us could be that vital first step to dealing with the aftermath of an accident or injury and getting the compensation to which you are entitled.