The aftermath of an accident, be it a fall at work, incident on the road or public slip, can be a deeply distressing time. The more serious accidents can take an awful long time to recover from, both physically and emotionally.
When it comes to personal injuries and accidents, traumatic is not too strong a word. The impact of an incident is dependant on the individual and a traumatic incident can be anything out of the ordinary that causes the person to become deeply distressed.
What are some of the more serious consequences of accidents such as slips, trips and falls?
A common occurrence after a traumatic incident is for the victim to suffer ‘flashbacks.’ This is when the person has unwanted and unwelcome pictures and images of the incident in their mind. These images can strike at any point but are particularly distressing when they appear in dreams or when the victim is alone.
So, how can flashbacks be dealt with? Well, the first step is to accept that flashbacks are common and are in no way indicative of a mental weakness or a sign that you are ‘cracking up.’
The next step might seem slightly unusual, but setting aside time each day to really think about and go over what happened. Simple things like talking about it or even just making notes of memories and emotions can help you move on. It helps the victim regain a sense of control over what happened as feeling helpless and out of control is one of the scariest emotions someone can feel. Professional help is also always available if necessary.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims arising from accidents at work, crashes on the road, public trips and falls and accidents whilst travelling.
The success of your accident claim is dependent on three main factors:
- Did the accident occur within the last three years?
- Did your subsequent injuries require medical attention?
- Was the accident demonstrably the fault of someone else?
If the answer to all of the above is yes, then you may well have a claim to make. Our expert legal team can help establish the strength of your claim in an initial consultation. After this, there is no obligation to continue. However, should you choose to do so, they usually settle out of court.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice