How to Cope with a Catastrophic Injury

Patient Moving out of Wheelchair in Recovery Routine

There are numerous challenges that must be overcome after suffering a catastrophic injury. This can make coping with your injury and the new changes in your life a real struggle. Although everyone deals with their injury experience differently, successfully adjusting to your new life will depend on whether you have the right support system, healthcare plan, attitude, and environment.

Come up With a Plan

Having a carefully thought out plan for how to complete day-to-day activities is crucial for coping with a catastrophic injury. For example, if you are going to attend an event with friends or family, you should make a list of the concerns you have regarding your physical limitations that other people might not consider. Let your group know that you will need certain accommodations and explain what they can do to assist in a practical manner. By planning ahead, you will have more control over the common obstacles that might affect your emotional state.

Set a Realistic Pace

It’s important to pace yourself after a catastrophic injury, especially if you were the type of person who was always on the run before your injury occurred. Realizing you can’t do everything that you used to with the same ease and efficiency can hit some people hard. This is why it is important to listen to what your body is telling you. Don’t overexert yourself and allow time for breaks throughout the day to recharge your body and mind. 

Stick to a Routine

A major part of coping with a catastrophic injury is finding routines that allow you to be productive and maintain balance in your everyday life. Physical therapy and exercise are essential aspects of the recovery process, so finding a routine where you can consistently fit these two things into your daily routine will go a long way in maintaining a positive outlook. Some catastrophic injury survivors have also found that adding prayer, meditation, yoga, and light stretching to their daily routine can also aid in coping with the stress of recovery and adjusting to physical limitations.

Contact Scarlett Law Group Today

If you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury, then you need to consult with a skilled lawyer to discuss your situation to determine the types of compensation you may be entitled to. At Scarlett Law Group, we are committed to using our extensive resources and knowledge of the law to fight for our clients. We are known for providing top-notch legal representation in a variety of legal matters, and we are prepared to get to work on your case strategy today.

Call (415) 688-2176 to set up a consultation with a lawyer at our firm.

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