Coping with issues after the sudden death of a loved one, and how to make compensation claims
It is perfectly natural to feel a range of strong emotions after someone you love has passed away suddenly. These emotions can be heightened if your loved one has passed away due to a serious accident which was not their fault. In this case, it is likely that you will feel very angry, either towards the person who was at fault for the accident, or even just in general.
Anger can be a damaging emotion though, and dealing with this feeling can leave you feeling unable to cope, and even that you are not able to get over the death of your loved one.
Grief is natural, but you should be able to move past it eventually, so here are some ways to deal with the anger you may be feeling.
- Talk to other loved ones. The people that loved the person who died are all likely to be feeling anger to a certain extent. If you can all get together and talk about this then you may find that you have a better chance of getting past these feelings together.
- Write it down. Many people find that writing a diary or journal during this time can help them to express thoughts that they are scared or too embarrassed to reveal. You can then look back over what you have written periodically to see how far you have come.
- Write a letter to the person at fault. Even if you don’t send it (and in many cases it is best not to), this can help you to express how this person has made you feel in a more direct way.
- Take up a physical hobby. Doing something physical is a great way to cope with anger healthily. Why not take up a martial art or start learning how to do a certain sport?
How to make Barnsley claims against the person at fault in the accident
One of the ways in which you can express your anger healthily is to make Barnsley claims against the person who was at fault in the accident, and follow the legal process.
This is a legitimate way of claiming compensation, which of course cannot rectify a personal loss, but is a perfectly acceptable route to take.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about the Barnsley claims process and get help deciding if it is the right thing for you to do.
The team are there to offer advice and support throughout the process, so that you can be sure of being looked after with care and professionalism.
Date Published: 18th June 2014
Author: David Brown