That wonderful day of gluttony. Sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, where we overindulge and always say the same thing, “I’ll get back on track after the holidays.” Without getting too heavy (pun intended), I want to mention two things. First, it’s so easy to dismiss the concept of being thankful as the annual cliché of the holidays, I’m as guilty of it as anyone. This year, I’m trying my best to be mindful of everything I have to be thankful for.
Which leads me to the other thing: So many people out there won’t get to spend this time of year surrounded by food, family and cheer. Instead, some of us will just be trying to trudge through another cold, long winter. Thoughts like this usually conjure up images of the homeless and unemployed, but the truth is that huge sums of people work everyday but still don’t bring home enough income to make ends meet. Others suffer injury or illness and find themselves struggling, having taken a major hit to their income and overall well-being. This couldn’t be more true for those injured on the job and fighting an L&I claim that seems intentionally set up to make them fail.
If you’re struggling through an injury and a workers’ comp claim in Washington, do everything you can to stay positive and find things to be thankful for. It is nothing short of amazing how much better my clients do throughout this process if they can manage to roll with the punches a little bit and trust that things will ultimately get better. Taking stock of the positives will help you immensely in accomplishing this.
Perhaps even more importantly – don’t hesitate to take action. Don’t let yourself put things off until after the holidays when it comes to your treatment or your claim. Call your doctors, your claim manager, your vocational counselor, and hold them accountable. If you feel overwhelmed or want to discuss your options to get your life back on track after a work injury, contact Carlisle & Byers for a free consultation.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!