Aftercare after surgery
If you have had serious surgery then the recovery process is sure to be fairly long and painful. However, it is possible to shorten the time it takes for you to recover, and make the time that you are recovering easier on you, if you follow the proper aftercare suggestions. If you have had an accident which was not your fault, it may be possible to find a law firm in Fife and make a claim for compensation, which will offer you financial support during this time. Either way, you should do what you can to improve your health and treat yourself well after any surgery.
- Rest. Your doctor will most likely order you to rest for as long as you can, and take things easy for some time after your accident or injury. You should take this very seriously, as pushing yourself to be too active soon after an injury can make it that much harder to recover quickly.
- Take your medication. You will be given medication to help you to recover quickly, and prevent infection, and you should be prepared to use this as prescribed, for the length of time that you have been told. Don’t skip doses, and finish the whole course.
- Keep your doctor informed. If you feel that anything isn’t right, or you are having a bad reaction to your medication, tell your doctor sooner rather than later. They may be able to prescribe something more suitable, or deal with problems before they get worse.
- Keep it clean. If you have had surgery or any stitches, you need to keep the area clean and dry to avoid infection. Keep yourself clean and use antibacterial gel on any wounds and stitches.
- Stay social. Although this won’t necessarily do much for your physical health, having friends and family around you at this time will help you to feel better emotionally, and can speed up your overall recovery.
Making claims through a law firm in Fife
Finding a law firm in Fife is just the first step towards making a claim for compensation. You will need to provide evidence which the lawyers at your law firm in Fife will be able to use against the other person involved in your accident. You may also need to provide statements and receipts to prove the money that has been spent, and what your injuries were.
Before you call a law firm in Fife, you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline for advice on making a claim. The helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 5th July 2014
Author: David Brown