It’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.
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