Most of us have our lives planned out to some extent. We may know when we want to retire and what we would like to do with the rest of our lives when we do. Regardless of whether we love the jobs we do or not, the money we earn from them will go towards having a good life and also saving for our retirement years.
Imagine then how difficult it could be to have to opt for early retirement due to injury. There you are, working as normal, and you end up suffering an accident of some kind at work. It would have to be fairly serious to end up having to retire early, but there are isolated cases where this kind of thing does occur. This can cause problems financially as well as emotionally and physically – and that’s a lot to deal with at once.
The changes experienced through early retirement due to injury
Mentally you were probably not ready to retire just yet. You may have thought you had years to go before collecting your gold watch. Perhaps it is not financially possible for you to retire early, and yet you now have no choice, through no fault of your own.
Accidents do happen – we all understand and recognise that. However, in some cases we may end up finding we are involved in an accident that someone else was the cause of in some way. For example, every workplace should be a place of safety where health and safety rules are always observed. If this does not happen and you are injured, you could have a good case to make for compensation as a result of negligence.
Adjusting to a different life
This is perhaps the biggest challenge anyone in this situation will face. You may end up feeling that you were robbed of some years that were left in your working life. You may also be adjusting to the consequences of your injuries, depending on how severe and involved they were. You may never be quite the same again, either in a mental or a physical sense.
With years of experience it is good to know Accident Advice Helpline can support you if you have a good case to make. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to speak with a trained advisor so they can assess your potential case.