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.


Attorneys you can trust. My daughter was in an automobile accident several months ago. She was really hurt and being only 19 really didn’t know how to take up for herself with regards to the other persons insurance company. They continued to call her and pressure her to accept their offer. Having known Glen Wieland for some time, I recommended that she contact his firm. What good advice that has turned out to be. They have watched out for her and made sure that she receives the medical attention that she needs. I feel so much better knowing that she is being properly represented.

– Alice Bailey

I’m a retired law enforcement officer who was injured in the line of duty. I wanted to take the time to write to let you know that I’m very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Al Hilado throughout my case, he was always very quick to respond to my questions, made himself available during times that most would consider after hours and always patient in explaining the details and developments of my case.

– Larry P.