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Starting a new job after a bicycle accident

On Behalf of | Oct 13, 2020 | Personal Injuries

Bike accidents turn victims’ lives upside down in countless ways and if you are struggling with serious injuries after a crash, you likely have many different issues to take into consideration. Aside from medical costs, legal action against a reckless driver and emotional hardships, it is very possible that you are unable to work or need to find a different job as a result of the accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 850 bicyclists died in traffic crashes during 2017.

Starting a job is exciting for many people, but there are a host of issues that you need to consider if you are in this position.

How can bike accident injuries affect your job?

Whether you are struggling with brain trauma, the inability to walk or a broken arm, injuries you sustained in a bike wreck can have a negative impact on your job in many ways. Sometimes, victims need to postpone starting a new job until they recover and some are never able to return to the workforce due to a permanent disability. Furthermore, if you sustained serious brain trauma in the accident, certain job responsibilities could become impossible. Sometimes, emotional hurdles such as anxiety and depression also interfere with one’s work.

How can you safeguard your finances after a bike wreck?

If you lost your previous position due to the inability to work because of injuries, you are likely in a tough financial position. However, returning to work is very helpful for many victims, when they are able to do so. Focus on your financial health and think about your legal options if the accident was caused by a negligent driver. Filing suit helps many victims receive compensation for lost wages and medical bills while restoring their financial well-being.

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