How to Get Back On Your Feet after a Major Injury

By Jennifer Noble | Nov 30, 2017

Major injuries occur in car accidents, in work-related accidents, and almost anywhere circumstances are unfortunate. You certainly don’t want to become involved in an accident, fall, or other situation resulting in a major injury, but it happens. The financial stress, the mental stress, and the physical stress of this sort of injury can take a serious toll, use these tips to help you get back on your feet.


Understand Your Limitations


One of the most difficult aspects of overcoming any physical injury that’s major is the mental block you feel. Your life has changed significantly, and it’s only fair to allow yourself time to grieve and feel the frustration from this. Now allow yourself a chance to understand what is blocking your healing in a mental capacity. Whether it’s the fear of the unknown, the fear of being different, or just the scary changes happening in your life, it’s time to acknowledge them and face them head-on.


Focus on Positives


It’s easy in a situation like this one to focus on the things that hurt, the things that have changed, and the things that aren’t going well. To fully recover from a major injury, you’re better off focusing on the positives in your life. Understanding sometimes it’s the smallest steps that lead to the biggest steps can help you focus on your recovery with a better attitude. While a better attitude might not be high on your list of priorities, it can help you with your recovery.


Seek Support


Now is not the time to allow your pride to take over. Allow yourself time to properly heal and recover by accepting help when it’s offered. Let your family help you take on things that need your attention, help with the kids, and help around the house. The more rest you get the faster your body is able to bounce back. Let people help, let go of your pride, and learn to accept you need the additional help so your body can recover from your injuries quickly and efficiently.

 

Seek Professional Help


It’s not easy to get back on your feet after a major injury without support. Attorney David Benenfeld states, “The effects of an injury of this magnitude often far surpass just that of physical to become both emotional and financial". If your injuries are the result of an accident caused by someone else, seeking help from a personal injury attorney is the logical step. You want to know your medical bills are paid for, time lost at work is something you’re compensated for, and any future medical bills are covered if your injury is that severe. An attorney can answer your questions and help you recover emotionally and financially.


See the Doctor


Don’t skip doctor appointments. Not only is this dangerous for your recovery and your injuries, it’s damaging to any case you might decide to bring against the person or company responsible for your injuries. If you routinely skip or cancel appointments with the doctor, it might appear as though your injuries aren’t as severe as they are. You’re also not taking them seriously, which is a devastating way of hindering your ability to heal. Your doctor is the best solution to your problems, and it’s also important to follow his or her instructions perfectly following all appointments.


Major injuries are life-changing in many instances, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have hope. You can get back on your feet, but you need to understand what your injuries mean for your future. It’s more than just your physical abilities. It’s all mental, emotional, and it’s even financial. Find help. Ask questions, and accept the offers of others to help you get through this difficult time.

 

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