If you have suffered an injury due to a zorbing accident, it is possible that you will require zorbing accident counselling to ensure a rapid recovery. Zorbing is a recreational outdoor activity in which participants climb inside a giant plastic ball and are rolled around, either on flat surfaces or, for the more adventurous, an inclined course. Often, the courses on which zorbs travel have ramps, posts or other deliberately placed obstacles to enhance the exhilarating experience.
As with most outdoor adventure activities, there is always the potential for things to go wrong and zorbing events have been known to result in some serious injuries. Whereas many of the injuries are relatively minor, there have been a number of high-profile cases in which serious head and neck injuries have been sustained, and some events in which people have died as a result of their participation in a zorbing event.
Counselling following an accident is often crucial to the overall health of the person and their ability to cope with the differences their injuries have made to their life. Psychological therapies are normally prescribed by your medical practitioner and a referral made to your local NHS to provide the service. This is often where issues begin to arise for patients prescribed counselling. There are generally very long waiting lists for such therapies, and given that a person’s psychological needs are best addressed at the earliest possible stage, delaying this therapy can have damaging effects. The alternative to waiting for counselling on the NHS is to seek the services of a private medical practice.
Accident Advice Helpline understand that whilst counselling provided by the NHS is free, the therapy provided by a private practitioner will have a cost. It is not possible for us to fund counselling services, but we can ensure that the costs of your sessions are reimbursed if a doctor has prescribed them. This can occur through the process of a personal injury compensation claim driven by one of our expert in-house lawyers, who will secure the best possible financial outcome for you.
In order for your claim to be accepted, the accident resulting in the need for counselling must have occurred within three years of the date you apply for assistance, and it must be the result of a third party’s negligent practice. You will need to provide our law firm with all the details surrounding your zorbing accident, as well as any other information such as photographs, letters and medical details that support your case.
We have a number of ways for you to contact us. All the numbers are free to call and are available 24 hours a day. Call 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. A text service is also available — one of our friendly, experienced associates will return your call when you text “claim365” to 88010. Your call will be welcomed by one of our friendly representatives, who will lead you through the initial claims process.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Other sporting accident claims