How to cope with being admitted to hospital and make an injury claim if you have a good case for one
No one wants to be admitted to hospital, as even when you are sick they are places that are frightening and cold, and nowhere near as comforting as home. However, if you are seriously ill or injured then you will probably have to be admitted to hospital and you need to make the best of the situation.
If you have advance warning that you will be going into hospital, this may help you to plan for it and feel a little more secure, but there are ways to cope even if you are rushed into hospital at the last minute and have to find a way to make the best of the situation.
- Talk to your doctor. If you are being admitted to hospital, talk to your doctor and find out what you can about the reasons that you are being admitted, how long you can expect to be staying in hospital and what will happen while you are there. This can help to put your mind at ease, and help you to know what to expect.
- Take personal possessions. Anything that you would usually have around you at home can be taken with you into hospital so that you feel more secure and happy to be there. Even if you are only going for a night or two, having your own things around you will make the experience more bearable.
- Find out visiting hours. You can then let all of your loved ones know when they will be able to visit you, and set up a schedule so that you aren’t alone during visiting hours. Having friends and family around you as and when you need them will make the whole experience a little less traumatic.
- Get regular updates. Whilst you are in hospital, demand regular updates on what is happening from those that are treating you. Don’t let them keep you in the dark about what is happening.
Making an injury claim in Worthing
You should think about making an injury claim in Worthing if you have been seriously injured and feel that someone else was to blame for this. The best way to decide whether or not you have a good case for an injury claim in Worthing is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
The helpline has over 10 years’ experience with injury claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers to help you to make your injury claim in Worthing as easily as possible. Call the helpline to make a start on your injury claim in Worthing, and find out more about the process so that it is easier for you.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown