Is A Personal Injury Settlement Supporting Your Recovery?

6 January 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog


Being offered an injury settlement is certainly a step forward in moving on with your life, but you need to make sure that the amount is worth your time. Even if the settlement amount is tempting--maybe even several times your yearly salary--make sure that there aren't any surprising costs that may consume your compensation before you're able to pay for everything. With a look into personal injury costs and ways to negotiate for better compensation, you can be better equipped to protect your future.

The Unseen Costs Of Burdened Labor

Being able to recover from an injury is great, but recovery isn't a clear and concise term. A person with a few broken bones from an accident may recover to the point of walking and returning to work, but the true test of their recovery comes from trying to produce good work at their job and comfort in their personal life.

Even if you're no longer bound to a hospital bed, you may experience some discomfort while working. Your productivity could be slower because of pain--whether you admit it or not--or your limbs may not have a full range of motion. Personal injury protection may help you with compensation during these difficult times, but it can only help so much.

If you're not able to perform as you did before, your earning potential or the earning potential of your company can be reduced. You may not be as desirable for promotions, which can still be a subconscious dismissal even though there are laws and policies to protect a disabled person's rights. 

Losing your job is hard enough, but you may have a hard time finding quality employment with your current skill set due to your injuries. Thankfully, with the help of a personal injury legal defense, you can reach for better treatment through negotiations.

Education And Training Services After Injury

Your injury may be a sign to find a new way of life. Unfortunately, earning the same or better income may be difficult if you have to go into an entirely new career path. Your legal opponent can pave the way with education and training that may also reduce their financial responsibility to you.

With a college degree or job training for your desired new career path, you stand a better chance of earning a better living and continuing on that career path. Tuition for attending school may be quite expensive, but your legal opponent has a few options for reducing their spent costs.

A grant writer or scholarship application expert can find many different offers to fund your entry into higher education. You may already qualify for a few opportunities, but if you're lacking in some areas the grant writer has a better set of skills to dig for the lesser known opportunities. Your legal opponent can pay for the rest, which may be a smaller amount than continuing a legal battle with you.

If you're already eligible for scholarship opportunities, you'll still need to survive on the economy as you return to school. Suggest that your opponent assists with a living allowance to allow you to focus on school more easily. Contact a personal injury professional, such as one at A Personal Injury Network, to begin assessing a plan for protecting your financial future after injury.