Being in an accident not only affects the people involved, it can also greatly impact on those who close to the individual. It can involve having to give up work for a while in order to look after your loved one, helping them get them back to being healthy and happy again.
It’s important to note that after a critical injury the recovery period varies depending on the severity of the accident. You should also take into account it’s not only physical but also psychological trauma your loved one can suffer from.
A critical injury can be defined as an injury that causes any of the following:
- putting someone’s life in jeopardy
- significant blood loss
- a break of the leg or arm
- results in sight loss
- the amputation of an arm, leg, hand, or foot
- results in burns to a large portion of the body.
If your loved one has suffered any of the above, the road to recovery can be tough. It can be a huge adjustment to your lifestyle to care for them during this difficult period, especially if their treatment is ongoing. It is important to know that you may also need support, just as they do.
A big factor in taking care of your loved one after a critical injury is having open communication. It can put a strain on your relationship, so you need to both make time to talk regularly about how you’re feeling, and discuss any progress that has been made. You should try and learn about their injury and discuss the long-term prognosis together.
In terms of looking after yourself, if you’re feeling the pressure you should see if there are support groups in your area to help with the burden. The financial and emotional stress can affect you a great deal, so you need to remember to take care of yourself too.
If your loved one has suffered an accident, it’s integral you get the sufficient amount of damages to help them during their recovery. In order to ensure the whole family is taken care of, you need to get legal representation that specializes in this area. Franco Firm have a great deal of expertise in personal injury, and can assist you and your family on this journey.