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Do’s and Don'ts of Personal Injury Recovery

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If you’ve been affected by a personal injury case and you’re recovering from injuries there are some things that can make recovery easier. Use these tips to help your personal injury claim and make sure that you’re doing everything you can to fully recover from the injuries you sustained.

Do’s for Personal Injury Recovery

When you are recovering after an injury whether it’s a slip and fall or a car accident making sure that you do everything possible to regain your health and mobility should be a priority. If you don’t make recovery a priority you may end up with permanent damage that limits your ability to work, have fun, and do all the things that you like to do. Some of the things that you should do to help your recovery are:

  • Follow medical advice
  • Rest and allow body to heal
  • Engage in physical therapy
  • Gradually increase activity levels
  • Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated
  • Seek support from healthcare professionals

It’s very important to always follow the medical advice that doctors and nurses give you. It’s also important to go to all follow-up appointments and get any therapy that your doctor recommends. If you have co-pays or out of pocket costs for any follow-up medical care, make sure that you save the receipts so that you can ask for reimbursement in your personal injury claim.

Don’ts for Personal Injury Recovery

The biggest thing that you should avoid while recovering from a personal injury is ignore your condition. Don’t minimize your injuries or deny that you’re in pain. You were injured, and it’s ok for you to say that your injury is painful as well as inconvenient. Some of the things that you shouldn’t do while you are recovering are:

  • Avoid pushing through pain
  • Don't neglect self care
  • Avoid rushing the recovery process
  • Don't ignore warning signs or symptoms
  • Avoid self medication

If your injury gets worse, you start having new symptoms, or your mobility changes as a result of the injury always get medical help right away. Documenting any changes to your medical condition will be important for your personal injury claim. Any medical care that you get should be documented.

File a Personal Injury Claim

To file a personal injury claim you will need a copy of the incident report describing exactly what happened, a police report if there was one, and detailed medical records showing your injury, the treatment you received, and what your prognosis is. You will also need proof of any income lost like time you couldn’t work. And you will need proof of any money you spent out of pocket for injury related expenses. Keep all receipts and include copies with your claim. You should also speak with a personal injury attorney that can help you with your claim.

Speak With a Personal Injury Attorney

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