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How a Serious Injury Can Impact Your CareerBy Pyle Law, May 25 2021 9:39 am
People who have suffered a serious injury usually feel the accident’s rippling effects long after it occurred. It also doesn’t help that their career and family life also suffers. Contact a Kansas personal injury attorney for any questions you may have.
Personal injuries can come in a multitude of sizes and forms, from minor cuts and bruises to injuries that threaten a person’s entire life. But when most individuals think of injuries, they see them as singular events that are over once they’ve been treated. However, some injuries could linger for weeks, months, years, or even forever, and negatively impact every aspect of your life.
A serious injury’s exact effects will significantly depend on a person’s lifestyle and occupation. But among its most obvious effects on a person’s career is when the injury makes them unable to perform movements that they need to do their job. In certain cases, serious injuries can also prevent people from developing or advancing their careers, which is particularly relevant for jobs and careers that require very specific skills. If a serious injury prevents your ability to deliver a specific skill required for your job or profession, it will certainly compromise your career growth or even end your career altogether.
Besides the possibility of losing the work you love or not being able to work forever, you’ll also be missing opportunities to make money from your skills. Losing your income could be particularly devastating if you’re the family breadwinner. The longer you’re unable to go to work due to your serious injury, the more impactful the income loss and cost of lost earning opportunities.
Additionally, in some cases, people also suffer from mental and emotional issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression after sustaining a serious injury, which leaves them incapable of working. For instance, a trucker might not be able to operate a truck again because of mental flashbacks related to a devastating crash that left him severely injured.
A joint study conducted by the Northern Kentucky University and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that families of injured individuals showed 34% more fractures, dislocated joints, sprains, and other musculoskeletal issues in the two to three months after the injured family member’s accident. These injuries usually occurred when a child or spouse helps care for a much bigger, injured family member and do more menial work. Besides potential injuries to family members, financial issues, and lost income, all these negative effects on the injured individual’s mental state could cause relationship and personal problems.
Seeking proper compensation to cover all the losses you suffered due to a serious injury is immensely crucial. The resulting income loss, mental health issues, family problems, and lost work opportunities, maybe for the rest of a severely injured person’s life, is highly likely to be astronomical. But you shouldn’t have to endure financial struggles, on top of the mental and physical challenges you’re probably already facing.
Consult with a Kansas personal injury attorney now to ensure that you receive the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call Pyle Law at 620-374-9299 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.