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How workplace injuries can affect your life

Whether you are starting a new job or advancing through the ranks at your current place of employment in Georgia, you should think about how a serious workplace injury can affect your life. Not too many people think of the impact that workplace injuries can have on their day-to-day routines. As a result, many of them are not in a position to pay their household expenses and other financial obligations while they are unable to work.

To lessen the amount of stress and financial hardship you could endure if you become injured while on the job, take some time to learn how workplace injuries can affect your life.

Lost wages

Workers who suffer an injury on the job do not get paid for the time they must take off work to recover. Many of them do not have enough savings set aside for this type of situation. Even though their employers provide them with workers’ compensation benefits, they often have to wait until approval of their claims. Some workers may not have their workers’ compensation benefits approved right away, if at all.

Many workplace injuries do not result in long-term disability. Employees who suffer from short-term injuries often do not have any other income to use to support themselves and their families. They may not qualify for social security disability and public assistance. Many injured workers find themselves struggling financially until they can return to work.

Poor self-esteem

Employees take great pride in being able to financially care for themselves and their families. When workplace injuries or illnesses compromise their earning capacities, they may become depressed and suffer from poor self-esteem. They may also feel unmotivated, which can interfere with their recoveries. They may even develop mental disorders and self-destructive behaviors to cope with their situations.

Increased stress and pressure

People who are unable to support their families because of medical bills and other related expenses and a loss of income are under a lot of stress and pressure. As a result, their relationships with their friends and loved ones may become strained and damaged.

Workplace injuries are not always easy for employees to overcome, especially when there are concerns about lost wages and workers’ compensation benefits. If you have questions or concerns about your workers’ compensation claim, you should speak to an attorney for guidance.

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