How to Cope When You Can’t Work After a Workplace Injury 

Workplace Injury

Many people spend hundreds of hours a year in the workplace. This means that you’re exposed to a lot more risks, especially when it comes to accidents. If you’ve been injured at work, it could be a difficult challenge to face. Not only could it result in physical damages, but you may also have to take time off as well. This could have a domino effect of taking a hard hit on your financial situation, especially if you don’t have enough money to support yourself during your time off. Continue reading if you want to discover how to cope when you can’t work after an injury. 

Consider Freelancing 

As mentioned above, workplace injuries could result in you having to take time off work, which can create stress around how you’ll be able to cope financially as a result. If you’re capable of doing so, think about freelancing so that you’re able to work from home while you recover. This, of course, will depend on the nature of your work and whether it can be done virtually. 

Some good jobs for freelancers can be found on websites like Upwork, Toptal, Freelancer, and Craigslist. Also, feel free to be proactive, and contact companies or professionals you feel could benefit from your skills or services. 

Develop New Skills 

If you aren’t getting far on the freelancing department, take the time out to develop new skills. This could make you more attractive to people looking to hire freelancers. Some of the best skills to have in 2019 are corporate communications, digital marketing, social media marketing, and cloud computing, to name a few. You could start by picking skills that are needed for the freelance work that you want to do. In terms of how you can develop your skills, take online courses or webinars to help you out. 

Find Out About Compensation 

If you haven’t already, find out whether or not you’re entitled to compensation. You can do so by speaking to The Compensation Experts and seeing what your options are. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you might be able to get the compensation you deserve. This could certainly go a long way to helping sustain you until you get back on your feet. 

Take Out a Small Loan 

If you are only taking a short time off work, you could think about taking out a loan until you get back to work. Consider a payday loan as an option if you have a couple of bills you need to cover before you get back to work. However, avoid taking out a loan if you have no means of paying it back as you could negatively impact your finances and put you in debt. 

Seek Help from Loved Ones 

When you’re going through a difficult phase, that’s the perfect time to reach out to family and friends. Let them know your financial situation and see if anybody would be willing to help with a loan. Alternatively, they may want to commit to supporting you by paying a few bills or buying groceries that you need around the house.  

About Mike Gingerich

Author: Mike Gingerich, President of Digital Hill & TabSite Marketer and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, part strategist, total distance running junkie. Mike is an author and speaker, having presented at Social Media Week Lima, Social Media Camp (Canada) and more. He writes a tech column, podcasts, and shares about social media and business strategies at MikeGingerich.com. Mike is a marketing, social media, and business startup enthusiast with 10+ years experience building apps, consulting, and training businesses with winning integrated strategies. Mike loves deploying tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets via digital media.