When you are forced to spend many hours in your room trying to recover from an injury you suffered in an accident that wasn’t your fault, staring at the same four walls can become very depressing. Friends and family can help you to transform your room into a healing environment to cheer you up – and assist your recovery, as a patient’s state of mind plays a large part in the healing process. What you need is a recovery room rather than a sick room!
- Being surrounded by a light and airy, uncluttered space will already help you to feel better. Mirrors reflect light and space; placed strategically a patient with a broken leg or back problems can catch a glimpse of the garden or the street outside his or her house, providing the patient with a feeling they are still part of everyday life and giving them an interesting view.
- If your patient is interested in art or loves to look at family photographs, put up a few favourite pictures, where the recovering person can see them.
- Try a little “pet-power” – seeing a much-loved pet once a day can make all the difference and there is plenty of evidence that animals assist in brightening a patient’s mood and thus help with their recovery.
- Rooms should never be too hot or too cold – controlling the climate is very important, as is airing the room. A stuffy, closed atmosphere makes us permanently tired.
There are various other things you can try, such as shifting small items of furniture to a different place, as long as it doesn’t inconvenience the patient or making space for favourite things like CDs, books, a portable TV, laptop or radio, where the patient can easily reach them.
More drastic make-overs
If you were seriously injured and have mobility issues as a result, you may have to get a builder in to adapt your home. While ramps are a straightforward and relatively cheap measure, more permanent changes like a stair-lift, a lower bath or installation of a wet room you can access with a wheelchair are expensive.
As a non-fault accident victim you can claim for expenses you were forced to pay as a result of your injuries – provided your accident happened in Chaddleworth within the last 3 years and somebody else was responsible, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim with an accident solicitor in Chaddleworth or other legal specialist.
Claiming compensation with an accident solicitor in Chaddleworth
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to discuss your case. If you qualify for a claim, a friendly adviser will give you an estimate of how much compensation you will be able to claim for your particular injuries, with the help of an accident solicitor in Chaddlesworth.
You and your accident solicitor in Chaddleworth or other specialist lawyer must be able to prove that somebody else was responsible for your accident; you must be able to provide medical evidence with regard to your injuries, medical diagnosis and treatment. If you are claiming for expenses, you must provide receipts, bills and invoices that you paid.