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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

    Supporting your accident recovery

    The process of supporting your accident recovery is long and can often be stressful. The last thing you need when undergoing accident recovery is adding to the existing distress, emotions, and physical suffering which you are already undergoing. It is therefore very important that you make the most of all of the resources that are available to you to make your recovery as quick and as painless as humanly possible. There are many professionals whose job it is to support you on your road to recovery, the most important of these being your doctor with whom you should consult for advice about all stages of the recovery process.

    If you are injured at work, at a social club, or whilst taking part in sport then you will receive first line medical support in the form of either a first aider or qualified sports physio. Whether the injury is extremely serious or at risk of quickly becoming worse will determine the person who will help you to minimise the chances of any further damage occurring to you. It will also be your first aider or physio who advises you what it is that you should do next. If they indicate that you should see your doctor then it is worthwhile asking them for a copy of their accident log.

    If you have a copy of the accident log made by the first response personnel it will greatly aid your doctor in identifying the potential long-term effects of the injury and will save you time from having to try and explain to them how the injury occurred. The log which is taken by the first aider or physio can also be very important when it comes to processing a potential claim that you may be able to make as a result of the injury which you have received.

    Once you have seen your doctor it is likely that the next stage of your accident recovery will be to see a specialist. At the very least, you may have a repeat visit to your doctor over a set period of time to allow them to monitor your recovery and provide you with any support which may be necessary.

    It is also important to remember that when supporting your recovery from an accident, friends and family will often be willing to give you additional help and support to ensure that you return to full health in the shortest time possible. Whilst recovering from an injury it can sometimes feel like you are sacrificing your independence and for many people this is hard. You should not be discouraged from accepting help from those around you as it will only do you good.

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    Our 24/7 helpline is free to call from landlines and our team of experts are on hand to provide a vital service in supporting your accident recovery. We will help you to assess the validity and strength of a potential claim that you may have. We will take away the stress of extensive and time-consuming claim assessments.

    Date Published: September 27, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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