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What are Career-Ending Injuries?

What are Career-Ending Injuries?

While any on-the-job injury is a stressful experience, career-ending injuries are especially serious because of the lasting impact they can have on your future. Many people associate a career-ending injury with a catastrophic injury, though this isn’t necessarily true. A career can be ended by a relatively minor injury, so long as the injured person will never be able to return to their duties because of their injuries.

Catastrophic injuries can be career-ending, since often a severe and life-changing injury like a TBI or the loss of a limb can greatly impair an injured person. Minor injuries can also have just as considerable of an impact, however. Considered someone who relies on typing or other repetitive motions in their job duties, who sustains a repetitive stress injury or carpal tunnel syndrome. They are unable to complete their work without pain, which can be effectively the end of their career in their current occupation.

What Can I Do If I Have a Career-Ending Injury?

If you’ve been injured and are unable to return to work because of your injuries, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. There may be other options available to you besides working through the pain. Our team will help you find the best legal options for you, including any possible source of financial support you may be entitled to, including:

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Union disability pensions
  • Social Security Disability benefits
  • Long-term or permanent disability benefits
  • State disability benefits
  • Medicare benefits

Even if your injuries don’t seem very severe, it is still possible for them to be life-changing. You deserve to receive the financial support you need to recover from your injuries, and the options you need to find a career solution that doesn’t cause further harm.

Our Albuquerque workers’ compensation attorney is committed to helping those who have been injured while on the job. Michael J. Doyle, Attorney at Law is an experienced lawyer who will work tirelessly to support your needs and see that you receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation. Call (505) 219-2176 today.

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