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Recovering from an Injury? How to Get Back on Your Feet Financially and Physically

When you are recovering from an injury, the physical problems can make it difficult to get back on your feet. However, the financial ramifications from an injury will also make your life seem challenging. Here are some of the ways to cope with both aspects of the recovery process.

Follow the Physician’s Recommendations

After leaving a medical facility, you should follow your physician’s recommendations to avoid any complications from your injury. This could include total bed rest, or alternatively, your physician may suggest physical therapy. You may need to wear a customized brace for a back or a leg. By following your physician’s recovery schedule, you are less likely to have any secondary health issues from the injury.

Continue to Pay for Your Health Insurance Policy

You must continue to pay for your health insurance policy to avoid a lapse in coverage that could create a financial hardship. Verify that your payment for the insurance policy is received on time or that your employer is continuing to pay for the policy. Get all of your information in writing to have documentation of having insurance with a private company or through your job.

Contact an Attorney for Assistance

Make sure to contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases so that you are protected financially. This expert will collect your medical information and talk to witnesses to determine who is responsible for an accident and your injuries. With this information, you can often receive additional money to pay for your medical bills or your living expenses. If you are too ill to go to the attorney’s office, then you can have a telephone conference with the individual.

Monitor Your Expenses during the Recovery

If you know that your income will drop significantly, then make sure to monitor your expenses carefully. Keep track of all of your medical bills to seek reimbursement from a health insurance company, and also, reduce your expenditures for things that can include cable television services, utility bills and entertainment. This can prevent problems later when you need cash for the necessities of life.

Ask for Help from Family and Friends

When you can’t manage things on your own physically, it is time to ask for help from family and friends. This may seem difficult, but if you need transportation to a hospital or someone needs to shop for your food, then it is okay to seek help. In addition, if you are struggling to pay for your living expenses, then it is often time to move back into your parent’s home.

Last, you must have a positive outlook about your recovery, helping you to get better faster. During this time, take care of your finances to avoid any difficult issues later.

Author information: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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