It may have happened weeks, months or maybe years ago, but if you’re feeling the strain of a road traffic accident, or indeed another type of public accident, facing friends and family can feel like a chore.
Stress takes its toll in many different ways, and following a distressing accident in a public place, it can sometimes feel as though you’re in it alone.
Not so wise words from friends and family
Depending on the scale of the personal injury you incurred, it may be that friends and family don’t know how to handle your situation. Should the harm you have suffered be severe, they may be lost for words, or if you have suffered a minor injury, they may not be able to comprehend the strain you are feeling following your accident.
Hearing that things will improve or being instructed to get out and about by friends and family may seem supportive to them, however, it can often be the last thing you want to hear.
Going it alone without friends and family
When you are suffering, not only from stress but from a personal injury too, it is important to have a strong support system around you. Although you may want to block out the world due to anger or low mood, it is important for your physical and mental health that you keep friends and family members in the loop.
If you want space (which is perfectly understandable following a public accident) then it is better to explain this to your friends and family rather than excluding them entirely from your life.
We often feel as though we have got situations under control – but this isn’t always the case. As hard as it is, take a step back and look at your situation, it may be that you need to confide in just one individual.
Alternatively, it is advisable to visit your GP, talk through your issues and perhaps listen to advice from a factual, no-nonsense medical perspective.
Personal injury claims
If you can prove that the injury you sustained was no fault of your own, it occurred in the last three years, and the accident happened in a public place, it is likely that you will be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Rather than suffer the increased stress of dealing with legalities yourself, Accident Advice Helpline can assess your case, determine its eligibility and, following this, manage your claim on a no win, no fee* basis.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown