If you have been in a serious accident and sustained bad injuries, you will need to try to keep your spirits up and stay motivated throughout your recovery, so that you can recover fully and in the quickest time possible. Healing quickly is likely to be important to you so that you can get back to your everyday life and put the accident behind you. Not only this, but you will want to heal fully and become stronger as a result of your accident, so that you feel like something positive came out of the experience.
- Stay positive. There will be good times and bad times during your recovery, weeks when you feel that you have come along in leaps and bounds and other weeks where nothing has changed. However, the whole way through this experience you should be thinking about how much better you are than you were the day after your accident, or two days after, or even than you were last week.
- Count your accomplishments. People that struggle during their recovery tend to count their failures instead of their accomplishments. If you expected to be at a certain level by this point but haven’t gotten there, try to focus on where you have gotten to, and where you are heading for.
- Give smaller goals. If you are relearning to walk, for example, make your first goal simply sitting up unaided, then standing, then taking one step and so on. If you set goals that are too lofty, you will find yourself feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated.
- Get yourself a cheerleader. Ask friends and family to join you on your journey to recovery, and be there for all of your major accomplishments. This will help you to feel that you are doing what you are doing for others, not just yourself.
Making accident claims in Sefton
If your accident was not your fault and you want to claim compensation from the person who was at fault, you can call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about accident claims in Sefton.
Call the helpline 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to discuss your accident and find out whether or not you have a good enough case for accident claims in Sefton. If you do then you can be passed over to our personal injury lawyers, who work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
These lawyers will also work entirely on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. You can check up on the status of your claim at any time, and the team at the helpline are available at any time to give you advice and support as and when you need it.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown