Pedestrian accident injuries and your career

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

On the road, you face many risks as a pedestrian, from chaotic traffic to drunk drivers. Aside from serious injuries, a pedestrian accident can affect other facets of your life, including your job.

If you get hurt in an accident while walking, it is important to understand the immediate and long-term problems you could encounter concerning your career.

Injuries can impact your ability to work

First, the injuries you get from the accident can make it hard to work. You might have to take time off to heal, go to doctor appointments or do physical therapy. This means you may not be able to work as much or as well as you used to. In some cases, the injuries can be so serious that they make it impossible to do your job at all.

According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrian accidents resulted in 104,000 visits to emergency departments during 2021, based on estimates.

Mental and financial challenges

The emotional impact of the accident can also make it tough to focus on work. Feeling scared, sad or anxious after an accident can affect how well you can do your job. It might be hard to concentrate, make decisions or handle stress at work. This can impact your performance and make it challenging to keep up with your responsibilities. On top of that, the financial strain from medical bills and lost wages can add to the stress. If you have to pay for medical treatment or if you can’t work because of your injuries, it can put a strain on your finances.

By taking care of your physical and emotional well-being, and seeking help when you need it, you can work towards getting back on track with your career after a pedestrian accident. Remember, it is okay to ask for help and take steps to rebuild your career after going through such a tough experience.