Which Obstacles Stand in the Way of an Ideal Future After Your Workers’ Compensation Struggle?

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You’ve mapped out your dream life after a long and arduous workers’ compensation struggle. You know exactly what you want and what it will take to achieve your goals. So why are you still stuck at step one?

The process of obtaining fair compensation can beat down even the most optimistic employees, but this is not the time to give up hope. Keep reading to learn more about overcoming common obstacles:

Not Considering Other Professions

Despite making a full recovery, you may have discovered that you are no longer cut out for highly physical work. Do not stubbornly continue to pursue a career path that no longer makes sense. You can still fulfill your goal of feeling productive; you just might have to pursue your dream in a different capacity. For example, instead of taking on the more physical aspects of construction, you could work in the office or try for a management position. Your experience could prompt new endeavors, such as campaigning for better adherence to workplace safety standards.

Changing professions may prove necessary. Don’t let a new career path scare you; take time to acquaint yourself with your new field. Seek training from community colleges or apprentice programs. Utilize the numerous transferable skills developed in your previous profession.

Only Equating Success With Your Job

Professional pursuits can deliver fulfillment, but a successful career is by no means the only hallmark of a satisfying life. If you can no longer resume your previous career, find new ways to define yourself. Hobbies, volunteer efforts and strong relationships can fill the void left by a demanding career. Set goals outside of the work world and celebrate each new achievement.

Overcome legal and personal obstacles with assistance from Smith, Wallis and Scott, LLP. Our team is here to help you succeed. Call or email us to set up a confidential case consultation.


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