What To Do When Someone You Know Gets Injured

25 August 2017
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If you know someone who has recently been injured then you want to do something for them to show them that you are thinking of them and you want them to feel better soon. Sometimes, it can be hard to know what you should do depending on how well you know the person. You don't want to seem like you are going overboard and stepping on the toes of their true loved ones if you barely know them, but you also don't want to do too little if it is someone that you have a closer relationship with. This article will help you to have a better idea of how far you should go when it comes to wishing someone well. Here is some helpful advice:

How to help a distant relative: If you find out that a distant relative you barely have contact with has been injured, you should give them a phone call. You don't want to contact them through email or text, this is cold and too detached. Since they are a relative, if they live within driving distance, then you should offer yourself up to them if they should physically need anything, such as someone to go to the store for them, prepare some meals, etc. If they live far from you, then along with the phone call you should ask them if there is anything you can do for them from your location, such as make some phone calls for them or any other tasks they may not feel up to that can be done over the phone or on the computer.

How to help a friend: If a close friend is hurt, don't worry about stepping on their family's toes. Offer yourself up to them in any way they need and check on them often. Anyone who knows that you are friends would expect no less and your friend would likely have their feelings hurt if you weren't a little invasive during their time of need.

How to help a neighbor: If you have learned that a neighbor has been injured then you can pay them a visit in person and bring them a casserole dish. This is a simple way for you to help them because it's one meal that they or their family won't need to worry about preparing while they are on the mend. If you really get along with them, then you can also offer to pick up things from the store when you go.

How to help a co-worker: If a casual co-worker has been injured then one of the best things that you can do for them is to have get well flowers sent to them. Or, if they are going to be back to work regardless of their injury, then you can set the get well flowers on their desk for them to enjoy when they come in.