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How to Ensure a Recent Injury Doesn't Get in the Way of Your Job
Posted By: Dixie Somers on January 13, 2020

There are many things to think about after you have been in an accident. This is true whether this was a minor or a serious accident. Statistics show that car accidents are some of the most common of these. It doesn’t matter whether you were the driver, passenger, or pedestrian. The injuries sustained may require an extended recovery period, which could take you away from work.

One of the first things that victims need to do is to contact a car accident lawyer. These are legal professionals who are experienced in the area of personal injury. They will work to help their clients fully recover through getting them compensation. Having access to these experts actually enhances the recovery process, because clients have peace of mind that they are being represented well.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways to ensure that your injuries don’t affect your work.

Finding a Lawyer

Patients recovering from a car accident may be concerned about time away from work or being able to do their jobs properly. This is why finding an experienced lawyer is beneficial to the recovery period. Aurora Healthcare reported that there were 7K car accidents daily in 2018, resulting in various ranges of injuries. Depending on the severity of these, recovery could be weeks or months ahead. Consulting with a lawyer will help you prepare for your expenses.

Getting the Rest You Need

According to Pain Science, people often ignore the idea of getting proper rest after an accident. A lot of car accident victims experience RSI or repetitive strain injury. One of the reasons to get rest and adequate sleep is important because this impacts the recovery process. Worrying about time away from work, medical expenses, and other issues must be secondary to physical and emotional rest.

Following Doctor’s Orders

There are sometimes very serious injuries that occur because of a car accident. These may require surgery or other medical attention. Following your doctor’s orders about movement and even physical therapy is essential to recovery. This is also a good way to get back to work sooner. In some instances, these orders may involve taking medication or bed rest. Allowing the body to heal completely is the best way to prevent more loss.

Once you begin the recovery phase after an accident, it takes time to get back to normal. This doesn’t mean that you can work but may need some accommodations. Individuals in these situations have to work daily to get better without doing too much, too fast.
Dixie Somers
From Phoenix, AZ
Other College... class of 2004
Member Since November 2016
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