Learn a few care basics
If a loved one has had an accident and is now at home trying to recuperate after surgery, you will need to acquire a few care basics to help them on their road to recovery.
After surgery, patients are particularly vulnerable to infections, therefore you’ll have to be vigilant and employ good food hygiene.
- Check all use-by dates and dispose of any food stuffs that are no longer within the time limit stated on the label;
- Wash your hands! Clean all kitchen work surfaces, chopping boards and utensils before and after using them every time you prepare a meal;
- Heat frozen or chilled food stuffs until they are thoroughly cooked and steaming hot throughout.
- Salmonella and listeria are food poisoning bugs that will put anyone at risk who is recovering from an illness, let alone surgery, as their immune system is working at reduced strength. This is especially true for patients over 60. It’s best to cut out things like lightly cooked or raw eggs, soft cheeses like blue cheeses, Brie or Camembert, pates (including the vegetarian varieties), any raw or undercooked meat such as lamb chops or roast beef.
Healthy eating for a physically less active person requires less calories. Prepare light meals for patients who are bed-bound.
Making various changes in your family life to accommodate your role as carer may also mean adapting the home to allow a recovering patient to move about more easily. Any expenses a non-fault accident victim incurs as a result of their accident and injuries can be reclaimed later, when the final settlement figure for compensation is set.
Do you qualify for making a claim with an accident solicitor in Chafford Hundred?
You can try the local telephone director and call several accident solicitors who might offer you an initial free consultation or you can make one call to the Accident Advice Helpline. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to discuss your accident – provided somebody else was responsible and your accident happened within the last 3 years, you stand every chance of winning your claim.
Making an injury claim with an accident solicitor in Chafford Hundred
The friendly adviser at Accident Advice Helpline will provide you with a realistic estimate of how much compensation you might be able to claim with the help of an accident solicitor in Chafford Hundred or other legal representative.
You can also visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website to find out if you qualify for a claim by completing a simple test that will ask you just 4 questions and tell you in 30 seconds, if you qualify. A compensation calculator will provide you with an estimate for compensation and if you feel ready to go on, click the next button and make an injury claim.
All legal partners working with Accident Advice Helpline provide no win, no fee services, so you can start a claim without the need to pay any legal fees upfront or during the claims process. If no suitable accident solicitor in Chafford Hundred is available, your case may be assigned to another specialist based elsewhere in the UK.
Date Published: 11th July 2013