Tag Archives: Living with disability

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Challenges seriously injured workers face – part 3: loss of self esteem

Every injured worker is unique, however we (workers) define a majority of ourselves by the work we do. Some of us have worked very hard and long to obtain our job status and our personal investment in our work can be enormous. For this reason alone, “career” people have— probably— the worst time when they become seriously injured and disabled. For those who made massive efforts to climb the “career ladder” only to lose what they accomplished due to injury/illness can be shattering.

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Challenges injured workers face – Part 2: relationships

As posted in Part 1 of challenges injured workers face,  there are many similar challenges the (fairly) newly seriously injured or disabled worker must face regardless of the nature of their specific disability. One of the common issues faced by newly seriously injured and/or disabled workers is boredom, another one is relationship issues with others.

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Challenges seriously injured workers face – part 1: boredom

Whilst every individual’s injury and/or disability is very personal to them, there are many similar challenges the (fairly) newly seriously injured or disabled worker must face regardless of the nature of their specific disability. One of the common issues faced by newly seriously injured and/or disabled workers is boredom, monotony, sameness or tedium…

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Fighting workcover and with an unsupportive spouse – what to do?

Let’s face it, workcover victims often face – and fight- battles [and wars] on multiple fronts. You have to fight and battle with your workcover case manager and with your employer. Injured workers also need to fight with their own body to try and heal, they often need to fight with their doctors and go on a war path with so called independent medical examiners. Hell, you may even find yourself fighting with complete strangers who sadly believe you are just “milking the system”. At the end of all that fighting you’re just drained and the last thing you need is to fight and bicker with your own friends, family and spouse!

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