Suffered from a serious accident or injury? Here’s what to do next.
Put yourself in some horrible shoes for a moment and ask yourself what you would need to do in the unfortunate case of a serious accident or injury? Don’t worry, I wasn’t sure either! We never want to think about the worst case scenario, however as parents it’s so important to make sure we know what to do if the unthinkable happens. So here’s what you would need to do next…
You’re not alone, find some support
There is an old saying, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ and sometimes it can take a conversation with someone to feel better. Many of us don’t like to ask for help, but it’s important to remember that it’s not admitting failure, it’s a tool to help you adapt to the new circumstances around you and it can be helpful for your family as well as yourself.
There are hundreds of support groups, why not join an online forum where you can chat to people in the same situation as you? The important thing is to not try and cope with everything on your own.
Find out what you’re entitled to
If you’re suddenly unable to work or have to change your lifestyle due to a serious accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation – a serious accident or injury will impact not only your life, but your family’s too. Companies like First4SeriousInjury specialise in these types of cases and can help you work out the next steps in getting the compensation you and your family deserve.
Ask about help
There are so many organisations that can help you and support your family. Sometimes it’s a matter of if you don’t ask you don’t get so much sure to find out what you’re entitled to (entitledto.co.uk), whether that’s, benefits, support workers, carers – there’s so much out there to help make your life a little easier. There’s no harm in asking!