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How To Live & Enjoy Life After An Unexpected Accident

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Life is unpredictable, that’s the one thing we can take to be true for sure, ironically. So if we have an unexpected accident that affects our ability to live life to the fullest, and this can be problems that are either physical or psychological or even a mix of the two. But there are certain things you can do to make things easier, and also some things that are pretty much essential to do. Disability can affect you no matter what your work or lifestyle is.

Try & Get Some Rest Initially

You have been through a lot, so one of the first things to do is allow yourself to get some rest. Of course, as we are going to see there is a lot to think about and get sorted but if you have an injury it needs rest and doing too much too soon could prolong your recovery period, or cause further irreparable damage.

Is Anyone At Fault?

It’s good to consider if anyone was at fault for the accident as this can be a situation where you will be eligible to claim for compensation. Fault can come in many different ways as well, it could be very obvious such as you were hit by a dangerous driver and there were many witnesses, or it could be more difficult to pin the blame down, such as your employer not providing adequate safety equipment or training, or even a product supplier having manufactured an unsafe product. No matter who is to blame you need to take stock of how much the accident has cost you, this includes lost earnings, medical expenses, emotional trauma, vehicle repairs, any assistance items you may need, legal expenses and anything else.

Check & Claim On Any Work Or Disability Insurance You Have

You may have insurance that guards against loss of income and/or becoming temporarily or permanently disabled, and if you do it is important to make a claim as quickly as possible to enable you to get the funds as quickly as possible. You need to be as careful as possible when making the claim to be accurate and give no reason for the insurer not to payout, and if they still are unfairly denying your claim then take professional advice on fighting back against large insurance companies like Aetna.

Be Realistic About Your Recovery Schedule

One thing that we could end up being guilty of is trying to get back to 100% fitness too quickly, of course, we want to get better but the doctors will give you a rough timescale for a reason. If you don’t heed their advice it could actually set you back or even worse if you are seen to not have been as hurt as you claimed it could affect any insurance or pay-out you are due to receive or even find you guilty of fraud if it can be shown you don’t appear to have the medical condition you claimed, and this is not something you want to have to fight.

 

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