Having a fall or a trip may be embarrasing, but it can also lead to some serious injuries. If you were to suffer a slip in a public place in Norfolk, then you may find that you have to endure weeks or even months of treatment in order to get back on your feet.
Read our tips for helping your recovery as well as information on making a claim for your injuries with Accident Advice Helpline below.
Recovery tips for your injuries
See your doctor
After a slip, trip or fall, you may think that you are able to assess your injuries yourself, but a visit to a doctor will help to check that you haven’t sustained a more serious injury, as well as ensure that you are given the right treatment. A visit to a doctor to confirm your injuries is also essential if you want to claim compensation for your accident.
Don’t go to work if it’s not advisable
You may want to return to work immediately following your accident in order to avoid a loss of earnings, but this could make your injuries worse. Talk to your employer about the possiblity of working from home or even reducing your hours to help your recovery and ensure that you don’t miss out on your wages.
Ease yourself into exercise
Your doctor will be able to tell you whether or not exercise is advisable. You will want to start off with gentle exercise in order to ease yourself back into it before returning to your normal regime. Many people use an injury as an excuse not to exercise, but in fact, forgoing exercise altogether could lead to longer term pain and discomfort as well as lead to other health issues.
It’s important that you get enough rest following your accident. Whilst it may be tempting to carry on with the usual cleaning, cooking and laundry chores, any form of strenious effort could aggravate your injuries. Getting some help around the house in the form of a housekeeper or cleaner could help you out during this difficult period.
Help following a slip in a public place in Norfolk
If you have suffered a slip in a public place, you may wish to seek compensation for your injuries. A personal injury claim could help you if you are forced off work or have to get some extra help around the house whilst you recover.
Accident Advice Helpline are specialists in personal injury claims, and as one of the UK’s leading law firms in this area, we could help you to make a claim and get back on your feet. Our friendly, professional team will provide you with no obligation advice and, if you choose to proceed with your claim, handle it on your behalf.
See what we can do for you by giving us a call today on 0800 690 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles).
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown