Life After a Workplace Injury
While workers’ compensation helps to soften the financial blow of a workplace injury and encourage the rehabilitation of the wounded employee, the injury is suffered by more than the worker’s wallet. Depending on the nature of the accident, the effects of the injury can extend into every area of the employee’s life.
The accident can have lasting effects on both the employee’s body and mind. Incapacitation of any sort hinders the worker’s ability to enjoy every day experiences and interactions. For example, a father who has lost his arm after getting it ensnared in machinery can no longer play catch, hunt, go fishing, etc. with his son. When a worker’s body is seriously affected by an injury, his or her life changes dramatically.
Long-lasting injuries can severely impact one’s mood and self-perception. Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often result from especially violent or disabling accidents. Such mental distress can significantly damage relationships with the injured employee’s loved ones.
A workplace injury can force an employee and his or her family to make dramatic unwanted changes to their lives to accommodate for the new circumstances that surround the worker’s well-being. If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, contact Ross & Ross at (814) 274-8612. Our firm will work hard to fight for the compensation you deserve so you can focus your energy on moving forward.
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