Don’t underestimate the healing power of the carrot
A healthy diet is scientifically proven to help patients recover more quickly from an illness or injuries. Vitamin C in particular works wonders and is a recognised key nutrient for promoting a patient’s resistance to infections. It also assists with the healing of wounds, which is so important after surgery.
If you are acting as a carer to a patient recovering at home, offer them plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, such as citrus fruits, peppers, potatoes, green leafy vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, spring greens or lettuce and tomatoes; be sure to include plenty of vitamin D rich foods such as tuna and mackerel, salmon and dairy products.
Extra rations of vitamin D help people with poor mobility, as they cannot go outside, where exposure to sunlight would normally help their bodies to produce vitamin D quite naturally. Throw in a tinned sardine or two, as these little chaps can be eaten with their bones – a good source of calcium!
Offer a smoothie or fruit juice with a meal but avoid tea as this can block off absorption of minerals such as iron, which is found in red meat, offal and pulses for example. Our old friend, vitamin C, is a great helper when it comes to iron absorption and can help prevent iron deficiency.
All this gourmet eating costs money!
An accident solicitor in Chagford can help you recover your expenses, provided your home patient’s accident happened within the last 3 years and the accident victim was not at fault in bringing about the accident. When another person or organisation is to blame, an accident victim can claim compensation for their pain and suffering, loss of income and expenses they had to pay while recovering.
You can try the local high street and speak to several accident solicitors who might offer you an initial free consultation and no win no fee services or you can call the Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to as a non-fault accident victim.
What does an accident solicitor in Chagford actually do?
Most claims handled by the legal partners working with Accident Advice Helpline are actually dealt with over the telephone or even online. This keeps costs down and keeps communication channels open with the negligent party. Naturally, an accident solicitor Chagford or other legal representative will confirm in writing, why you think your accident happened, who was to blame and what injuries you suffered as a result.
If the negligent party accepts liability – and they have 3 months to think about it – then your accident solicitor can settle your claim out of court by sending an offer-to-settle letter to the defendant. This letter will outline what you expect to receive as compensation. The defendant can also sent their own letter outlining what they are prepared to pay you.
An accident solicitor will strive to settle out of court, as it is the fastest and most cost-effective solution. However, if that is not possible, your accident solicitor in Chagford or other specialist will advise you, if you should challenge the defendant at court, where a judge will decide, how much compensation you might get.
Date Published: 11th July 2013