Being involved in a serious car accident can have many lasting impacts on many different areas of your life. One of the most significant setbacks from getting injured in an accident is the impact it can have on your career.
Time Away from Work
Depending on the severity of your accident, you may be required to miss time from work in order to recover properly. After your initial meeting with a doctor, you will likely have to attend many additional follow up appointments, physical therapy sessions, and more.
It’s very common for these appointments to take place during work hours, which means that even if your injury wasn’t severe enough to cause time away from work, you might still have to in order to attend your appointments. Most doctor’s offices aren’t open after working hours or on the weekend. Extended time away from work will result in lost wages, and in some situations, a loss of a job.
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Injuries Prevent You from Performing Your Job Duties
Each accident is different, along with the injuries sustained in the crash. Depending on how severe your injuries are, you may be unable to work for some time until you recover.
Let’s say you work in construction. You were involved in a car accident that caused you to injure your lower back, and you can now no longer lift more than 15 pounds. At your job, you’re required to lift items over 30 pounds routinely. Due to your injury, you are now unable to perform your job duties, and your doctor may require you to take time away from work until you make a proper recovery.
If you suffered a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, you might have to completely change your career path, as you may not be able to do the same tasks you were once able to do before the accident.
GKBM Can Help You Recover
If you’ve been injured in an accident and have sustained severe injuries, you will likely need time and support to recover properly. At GKBM, our team of trusted Memphis car accident lawyers has been helping those injured due to negligence recover the compensation they deserve. We have helped thousands of our clients return to their best lives possible.