Injuries that Affect Your Employability

Injuries come with a lot of worries, and while most of those are based around getting physically better, there are other serious issues to contend with as well. Financial concerns add on to stress, especially when your income drops due to injury, or your ability to find work is suddenly ended. The ability to become and stay employed is one of the essentials to quality of life and losing it can be detrimental not just to your wallet but also to your emotional wellbeing. Here are some of the types of injuries that can affect employability.

Orthopaedic Injury

Orthopaedic injuries are ones that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system. These are the physical injuries most common to slip and fall and car accidents. Broken bones and torn muscles are included under this category and the effects can range from lowered range of motion, to chronic pain, to the inability to walk. Obviously, this is going to make employment in a field where physical movement is necessary basically impossible. However, even in relatively sedentary workplaces there may still be too much discomfort as a result of these injuries to be able to do the job effectively.

Brain Injury

When your brain is injured any number is disruptive symptoms could result. Headaches, nausea, or difficulty sleeping are at the least punishing of possible effects and even they can make employment extremely difficult. Other issues like memory loss, mood swings, and loss of consciousness can make work completely unmanageable.

Psychological Injury

On the other side of the coin are non-physical injuries – or emotional and psychological trauma. Psychological damage can create significant emotional problems like anger, intense feelings of fear, and anxiety that can be crippling. Serious depression can also result as can physical manifestations of psychological stress like insomnia, a racing heartbeat, and chronic fatigue. This emotional trauma can have just as catastrophic effect to employability as any physical injury.

When an injury has left you out of pocket due to inability to earn money don’t just sit back and let the situation get worse – take action by talking to a lawyer experienced in these matters – and seek the compensation you deserve. Call Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008.  Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Vaughan and in the surrounding cities of: Thornhill, Woodbridge, Concord, Kleinberg, Maple and Richmond Hill.

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