A Workers’ Compensation injury has a ripple effect through to all areas of your life. It can endanger your ability to go back to the same type of work. It can also cause severe financial and emotional strain on you and your family. You can choose to go through it alone or reach out for support from people going through the same thing.
Support groups can include family members
You are clearly dealing with medical treatment for your injury and concern over how your ability to work will be affected. Consider that the members of your family and those close to you are going through this with you. Everyone that cares about you will handle their emotions in their own way. Support groups can be a vital part of the recovery process for both you and them.
Who leads the support groups?
You can actually run a support group if you are unable to find a local group you like. They are started, for the most part, by people going through something traumatic who want to benefit from the group setting. Many groups will also be run by professionals. What is most important is your comfort level within the group so you are able to speak up and participate. If you have sustained an injury while performing the duties of your job, consider coming in to visit with the Workers’ Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley LLP. We can provide you with legal support and we care about our clients. We know it is important for you to understand your rights.