Compensation for Learning a New Career

By: Admin

Lewis_Hine_Boy_studying_ca smallIt’s a tragic story: A long-time, dedicated worker is injured while on the only job he or she has ever known. We work for years to hone a craft, becoming masters of a trade and highly skilled within a fruitful career path. If you are injured to the extent that you cannot return to your former, familiar career type, it can be a devastating loss. Many end up longing for the comfort of their former jobs, and require training or schooling in order to enter a new field of work. So, what can you do if you find yourself in this position?

Fortunately, insurance companies often recognize the gravity of not being able to return to a beloved and familiar job, and will, in some cases, provide compensation for injured workers to be retrained in another line of work. There have even been cases in which lost wages are paid to the injured worker while attending school or an approved retraining program. Though being paid to retrain in a new career won’t right the loss that a serious, on-the-job injury may have caused, it can help you start on the path to a bright future of new possibilities.

If you, a loved one, or a friend have any questions about workers’ compensation, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an attorney at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more helpful hints and to always be informed about best practices in law.


I want to say, my world has changed and my family wants to thank you for all of your hard work on my personal injury case. I sometimes wonder, if I just stayed home that day and just went to help volunteer to teach kids play football that I would have my hand at full strength and wound’t be dealing with this personal injury. I can’t look back, but I can say that I  am feeling stronger and healthier each day.

– Luis L.

Al Hilado has been such a blessing for me. I am so impressed by the staff and his assistant, Melody. I had lost all hope dealing with a workers’ comp claim. I thought I would never get the much needed medical care I needed. I turned to him for help and he came through for me. He is such a pleasure to deal with. If you want someone to be compassionate to your needs and will fight for your rights. Al Hilado is the man you want to represent you.

– Darlene G.