Being injured at work can affect all aspects of your life. Unfortunately, serious injuries at work can lead to long-term disabilities. If you have an active role at work, your injury might prevent you from being able to continue working at the same position.
Moving forward in a positive way after a serious injury is very important. After you have made significant progress recovering physically, you should think about taking small steps to make progress returning to gainful employment. It is likely that you will have already filed for workers' compensation benefits so to help you during your recuperation from your injuries. However, in the future, if your injuries do not fully resolve, you will need to seek long-term disability benefits.
How can I move forward with my life when I have a long-term disability?
Your future possibilities may indeed seem grim in the months and years ahead. But the future might not be as bleak as you first believed. For example, it may be possible for you to train for a new role with your company that you are physically able to perform. Under workers' compensation, you should be able to recoup the costs for retraining.
How can I get financial support when I do not have work?
It can be difficult to stay positive when you are suffering from a long-term disability. If you acquired the injury at work, however, you should be entitled to compensation for these long-term effects of the incident through workers' compensation.
It is important that you are persistent and that you make sure to take timely action to get the workers' compensation benefits that you deserve.