Monday, February 6, 2017
Injury Stopping An Income? Here's How You Survive
So, you have been injured in some way shape and form which has stopped you being able to work and as a result stopping you from earning money. Well, try not to panic too much there are a few things you can do to get the results you need to keep living until you get back on your feet and can go back to work. The issue is similar to debt in that you are pretty much hamstrung, but with some perseverance you can be back to work in no time.
Cut Back On Spending
This is the first thing you need to do. If you have a partner then they can help support you but otherwise you need to really cut back on everything to stay viable. Reel in the luxuries and see what else you can save money on. You’ll be surprised. There will be a few things you may not even think about. Gym membership? Cancel it. If you’re injured you won’t be going anyway. If you’re housebound you will find you spend less money because you are not going out as much. But if you take a determined stance not to spend more money you can really make a difference.
Ascertain Your Rights
Say you were walking underneath a building site and a stray piece of masonry hit you on the head. This is clearly not your fault. Don’t suffer the financial burdens if it really wasn’t your fault, it is just not fair. Find a personal injury attorney and you can take what is owed. On this note, check the fine prints of your work contract to make sure they aren’t underpaying you sick pay. You may find out they aren’t paying you when they should be, so do your best to find out what is going on.
Are You Now Disabled?
If the injury was really bad and you are now in some way disabled then check your local government policies on disability allowance because there could be some money and health based benefits available to you such as a carer who can help you settle into your new mode of life. Explore every single aspect available and you can soon see you beating the bills.
Make Money From Home In The Meantime
If you will be out of work for a while and not getting paid then consider working from home for a period of time. You may not make as much as you were in the previous job but it will surely be enough to survive on and pay the bills and it will also give you something to do. Beating the depression is important and even if you are only making money by transcribing or writing articles it can still give you a reason to roll out of bed in the morning. You can find a great list of ways to make money from home here. Pick what best suits you and give it a go. You may end up making more than you think.