Mar 1, 2022
Lifestyle Changes to Factor Into Your Workers’ Comp Claim
Unique Needs After a Workplace Injury
Sustaining an injury in the workplace can lead to many implications that affect nearly every aspect of your life. From having to take time off work and go through extensive treatments to needing to make lifestyle adjustments for more long-term injuries, there are several circumstances that are often overlooked in the claims process.
The costs of these unique needs may begin to add up if they are not factored into your personal injury claim. For this reason, it’s important to work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who understands what your drastic life changes may warrant following an accident.
Vocational Training or Occupational Therapy
For more severe injuries, there may be instances in which your career plans have to change. This means that vocational training or even occupational therapy may be necessary to ensure that you have the skills and health capabilities to be able to do another job. In these circumstances, it’s important to factor in the cost of these trainings or therapies when determining the appropriate compensation for your case.
Home Accessibility Renovations
If your workplace accident caused you to have a life-altering injury or disability, you may need to make extensive renovations to your home to adapt to your new lifestyle. This may include installing a ramp to your front door or widening hallways and lowering cabinets. These can get pretty costly, so it’s crucial that your recovery has this accounted for.
Hiring a Caregiver
Should your workplace accident have caused you to not be able to care for your child like you used to, or care for yourself for that matter, you may be faced with hiring a caregiver. This is known as “attendant care” under Georgia’s workers’ compensation law, so you may be eligible to factor this into your claim depending on the circumstances.
The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford, LLC is Here for You
Severe injuries can come with significant life changes. That’s why our team is dedicated to ensuring that your rights are protected following a workplace accident that left you injured. Get started with a free case evaluation from our team today by calling (770) 741-2825.