How to break bad news to loved ones and make an injury claim after an accident
It is never easy when you have bad news to break to someone, and it is even more upsetting when you have to tell someone that you love something that you know is going to upset them. However, the worst thing you can possibly do is withhold information from someone just because you don’t want to hurt them, as when they do eventually find out, the situation will be so much worse.
When it comes down to you to break bad news to the people that you care about, there are a few things that you can do to ensure that you give the news in as kind and positive a way as possible, to make the situation that much easier.
- Choose the right moment. One of the worst things you can do is to call a loved one when they are at work or in a public place to break the news. Try to get your loved one to come and meet with you and others so that you can break the news gently and allow yourselves to talk through the situation together.
- Don’t wait. If you wait too long to tell someone bad news, it can be worse for them as they feel that this information was kept from them. You should tell someone bad news as soon as you know it to be true, so that they aren’t kept in the dark, or find out from another source.
- Tell them as soon as you meet. Don’t try to soften the blow by building up to the bad news. Try to get to the crux of the issue right away, and then you can both talk through the rest of the information.
- Let the news sink in. Don’t try to rush ahead talking about what comes next and what needs to be done. Allow the person that you are talking to to have a moment to deal with the news before you move onto the next topic.
Making an injury claim in Denbighshire
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident and sustained very serious injuries, it may be useful to make an injury claim in Denbighshire. Making an injury claim in Denbighshire means that you may then have the money you need to pay for private medical treatment, various types of specialist therapies and anything else that you might need to help you to recover quickly and comfortably.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making an injury claim in Denbighshire, and decide whether or not making a claim is the right step for you to take. If you do decide to go ahead, dedicated injury lawyers will handle your case for you on your behalf.
Date Published: 28th October 2014
Author: David Brown