It is perfectly normal to suffer from anxiety in the weeks and months following a serious accident or injury. Trying to recover from your injury, while at the same time feeling unable to do everything that you were able to do before, is a common reason for anxiety, and if your accident was serious then trying to do the same things you used to do every day can lead to anxiety as well.
If you are suffering from anxiety, you need to let your loved ones know what you are going through, so that they can provide you with the support you need during this time, making the experience easier on you.
- Explain what you are suffering. Just telling someone you are having an anxiety attack will not give them all of the information they need to be able to help you. Explain exactly what it feels like, and the physical symptoms you are dealing with.
- Explain why you are suffering with anxiety. Often, people will be more understanding of anxiety attacks if they know what triggers them. They can then also offer you more support if you are in a situation that they know might trigger anxiety.
- Explain what you are doing to make the situation better. If people can see that you are trying to help yourself and make the situation better, then they will be far more understanding and willing to help. Let your loved ones know what you are doing medically, and on your own, to help yourself move on from the accident.
- Do some research. It can help both you and your loved ones to better understand what you are dealing with if you do some research about anxiety and show them what you have found. Not only this, but if you understand the process a little better, it can actually help to bring down your anxiety a little.
- Talk to your doctor. There are things which can be done about anxiety, either medically or through therapy, so explain to your doctor what you are going through and ask for help.
Making Kirklees claims
Making Kirklees claims can help to bring you a sense of closure after a serious accident which was not your fault. You can make Kirklees claims to help you to realise that what happened to you wasn’t your fault, and to finally understand that you survived and that the situation has passed.
Accident Advice Helpline have over ten years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, working with experienced personal injury lawyers to help you to make Kirklees claims more easily. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the Kirklees claims process and make a start on your claim.
Date Published: 25th June 2014
Author: David Brown