After any serious injury it will take you some time to get back to normal, and if you have suffered a very serious accident then it may feel like you are never going to feel any better. If you look after yourself well after your injury, though, you can shorten the time it takes for you to feel better, and make it easier to get on with your day to day life whilst you are still suffering the side effects of your injury.
Taking care of yourself after an accident
Taking care of yourself with an injury means being aware that everything you do will have to change so that you can best recover, here are some tips for looking after yourself properly.
- Speak to your doctor. Your doctor should be able to give you a good idea as to what you need to be doing to help your recovery along and get fully back to normal. They will probably prescribe some sort of medication to help prevent infection and speed up your recovery, but may have some practical tips as well.
- Eat well. Comfort food may be the first thing you gravitate towards when you are first recovering from your injury, but after a week or so you need to start eating healthily again, to give your body the fuel it needs to recover as fully as possible.
- Don’t go to work. For a start, if you have had an accident at work, your employer should have given you more than a couple of weeks off as paid leave, so that you can fully recover and they can contribute to your health and well-being. But even if your employer wants you to go back to work, you need to avoid it so that you can concentrate on healing your body, and doing what you need to to get your body back to normal.
You should be able to make a Kilmarnock accident at work claim
You should be able to make a Kilmarnock accident at work claim after any accident which you believe was the fault of someone else. Making a Kilmarnock accident at work claim will help you to stay afloat financially while you are recovering, so that you don’t have to force yourself back to work too quickly.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the process of making a Kilmarnock accident at work claim, in order to help you to decide whether or not this is the right course of action for you. The team at the helpline will be able to help you to make your claim more effectively, so that it has a better chance of being successful.
Date Published: 4th October 2014
Author: David Brown