If someone you love has had a serious accident, and is recovering, this is the time that they will need you more than ever. If you are able to be there for your loved one during this time, in any way, then you can help to make their recovery process easier, and help them to heal emotionally, and in other ways, much more quickly. You don’t necessarily need to provide money or even be around that often. Just being on the end of the phone, and a person they know they can always talk to, can provide all the support they need.
- Be there. Even if you live far away, you can always be there for someone who has had a traumatic experience by letting them know that you will be on the other end of the phone when they need you to be. Even if you just send a text late at night when they need you, it can do so much for them.
- Help out. If you can help them out around the house, or with any of the practical issues they are facing after their accident, this takes a lot of stress off their shoulders and provides them with the support they need to get back to normal quickly.
- Offer financial help. Obviously not everyone will be able to afford this, but if you can offer any financial help whilst they are waiting for their own finances to get back to normal, this can be the biggest help of all.
- Take them to appointments. Having someone with them through their recovery can make them feel supported and offer them help when they are feeling most vulnerable.
How to help someone else make Tyne and Wear claims
If your loved one was involved in an accident which was not their fault, they may be entitled to make Tyne and Wear claims against the person who was to blame. This can be stressful and take a long time, which is something that puts many people off. However, if you are able to provide help then you should do so, and the easiest way to do this is to call Accident Advice Helpline.
Calling the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, will put you through to the friendly team, who can talk you through your loved one’s accident, as well as providing you with more information about the Tyne and Wear claims process. If you have all of the information, you can provide this in order to get Tyne and Wear claims set up on behalf of your loved one, and they will only need to be minimally involved in the process, as experienced injury lawyers take the claim the rest of the way.