Turning Your Life Around After Losing Your Job To An Injury

Ever since we took those first shambling steps as toddlers, we’ve gone through numerous bumps, scrapes, trips and falls over the years. Most of the time we just dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up and laugh about it. Sometimes, however, life throws something more serious at us. Sometimes we are injured severely in ways that mean that we’re unable to work or do any of the things that bring us joy for weeks and even months. While some employers will grant us paid leave in which to convalesce, in an uncertain economy, lots of employers simply won’t be able to offer us this. In some cases, we may simply have to convalesce on unpaid leave, but for many, we may well be laid off work, with no job to come back to. Needless to say, this can be a troubling and upsetting time that challenges your sense of self-worth and makes you question yourself and your life in some very searching ways.

Here are some ways in which you can turn this potentially upsetting and unsettling time into the first step in a brand new journey…

Seek compensation if you can

If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence you owe it to yourself to seek compensation, especially if the incident has left you temporarily or permanently disabled. Seek out the aid of a disability firm who will be able to help ensure that you are given compensation to allow yourself to keep the bills paid through this troubling time. Many people do not pursue the compensation that they are due because they don’t want to contribute to the mythic “compensation culture”. Nonetheless, if your injury wasn’t your fault it’s unfair to expect to yourself to deal with the financial consequences.

Find a creative outlet

If our injury costs us our job it can have a profound effect on our sense of self-esteem. It’s important to find a creative outlet in times like these. These not only give us a focus to keep lethargy and depression at bay, but they also remind us that we have skills, talent, and value. Indeed, we may find that we’re able to make money from our creative endeavors, whether it’s through selling paintings on Etsy, monetizing your blog or putting in enough time and effort to build a social media following for your makeup looks and become a beauty influencer.

Get out and about as much as you can

It’s vitally important that you don’t allow yourself to become isolated as this will amplify and warp any trauma you may have experienced while also exacerbating any feelings of anxiety and depression you may experience as a result of your ordeal. While your injury may have left scars (both literal and metaphorical) you should try and get out and about in public as soon as you can. If your injury has confined you to a wheelchair, you should learn to move around your locale in it freely and without feeling self-conscious.

More than anything it’s vital that you surround yourself with the people whose love and support will see you through and help you to turn your life around.


  1. I feel badly for anyone in this predicament. Thanks for posting!

  2. Traumatic events can definitely set you back, gradually following these tips will help make it easier