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Can a back injury end your income stream?

On Behalf of | Nov 17, 2022 | Personal Injury |

Suffering from a back injury may at first seem like an incident that is relatively easy to recover from.

But unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, just one bad back injury could potentially end your income stream.

The long road to recovery

Mayo Clinic discusses the impact back injuries can have. Of course, the outcome depends on numerous factors like the location of the injury, how it happened, and the overall health and wellness you had at the time of the incident.

In some cases, you may have to deal with an extended period of healing. Back injuries take weeks to months in order to fully heal. If you attempt to go back to work before this period is up, you risk doing further damage to your back. You can end up worsening the injury to the point that you require even more medical attention, or even surgery.

However, you likely do not have heaps of paid time off lying around. You may not even have a lot of unpaid time to take. This means you could end up exhausting your time off before you heal, leading to further injury.

Potential job loss

In extreme cases, you may not even be able to return to work. Certain jobs require a level of physical fitness and capability. Some back injuries render a person incapable of certain physical exertion.

This is why many victims of back injuries choose to seek financial compensation. At the very least, this allows you to support yourself while you go through the healing process.