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Tips for living with a disability while your claim is pending

| Jun 29, 2021 | Disability Benefits |

We’ve spent a lot of time on this blog discussing the legal realities of short- and long-term disability insurance claims. This week we want to focus on something a little different. We know that being injured at work can take its toll on your finances. After all, you’re likely unable to work for a significant period of time and you have medical treatment needs. However, we also know that these injuries can disrupt your ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

Living with a disability is tough. Here are some tips that we hope will help you get through this difficult time in your life:

  • Don’t suppress your emotions: You’re probably going through a rollercoaster of emotions. Don’t force yourself to put on a happy face. You feel how you feel, and that’s okay. Only through acceptance of your feelings can you acquire acceptance of your condition.
  • Ask for help when you need it: Far too many disabled individuals think that they’re weak if they ask for help. This simply isn’t true. It takes real strength to admit that you need assistance and to secure it. Take comfort knowing that you have loved ones ready to step in when you need them, but also don’t overlook the value of support groups and mental health professionals.
  • Be realistic: Your condition will affect the way you live your life. With that in mind, don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself. Doing so will only lead to disappointment and depression. Instead, be realistic with what you can accomplish. By doing so, you’ll find that you will gain momentum and encouragement in your recovery.
  • Be open-minded: Medical advances are made all the time. Be open to the possibility that one of these advancements could improve your life. When the opportunity arises to utilize new treatments or technologies, you might want to pounce on it.

A strong legal claim is also key to your recovery

A powerful legal claim can better position you for a more comfortable road ahead as you try to reclaim portions of your life. But successfully addressing a denied or delayed short- or long-term disability claim isn’t always easy, which is why many people who find themselves facing these challenges choose to turn to a skilled legal advocate for assistance.