Working can sometimes feel like a never-ending blur, one day bleeds into the next and so on and so forth. However, all that can stop on a dime when a person suffers a career-ending injury at work. For those that have experienced one of these accidents, life can become defined as before the accident and after the accident. So, how does one more forward with their life when they can no longer perform the work they were once able to do?
That question isn’t always easily answered. However, there are many programs available in which to seek help, support or even personal injury damages. It’s possible the injury could be short term (less than a year) or long term (more than a year). Short term injuries are usually candidates for workers’ compensation and potentially, personal injury claims.
Long-term injuries that are expected to affect the victim for more than a year may seek disability or personal injury damages. In this instance, it’s possible a person could seek both. At Butler Viadro, LLP, we help guide those who have experienced career-ending injuries with what to do next. Focusing on a victim’s health and wellness is the number one priority, but their financial health and ability to move forward with their career are also important.
Understanding that each career-ending injury case is different is important to achieving an outcome that is ideal. The key is to understand what your condition is and then apply your knowledge to the situation that surrounded the accident.