Ways To Make Money When You’re Injured And Unable To Work

Ways To Make Money When You’re Injured And Unable To Work

After going through a personal injury accident, one of your biggest concerns may be your work and income. If you are suffering from serious injuries and cannot work for an extended period, it would be difficult to pay your bills, buy groceries, pay for your children’s school fees, and have the necessary finances for your expenses.

While you can apply for social security benefits, the approval process is often lengthy and you will have to make ends meet during the waiting process. When you are injured, and depending on the severity of the injury, you may be unable to work in jobs involving manual labor, or any work that aggravates the injury.

You should also consider the side effects of the medication and the physical pain. Here are some ways you can continue to make money and support your family and yourself even when injured.

Sell Your Possessions/Assets

This is fairly straightforward and with the advance of online marketplaces, there are numerous platforms for you to sell valuable possessions and belongings such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, Craigslist, Etsy, or Amazon. These could range from any items and you should look around your house to view any items that you no longer need such as toys, bags, clothes, furniture, books, or collectibles.

Make sure to have a good understanding of the products you intend to sell and their value so that you do not end up selling them for a cheap price. Additionally, if you have any assets such as stocks or gold, you can also consider selling them. However, this requires a deeper understanding of the markets involved and the value of your asset.

Rent Out Your Room

If you have a spare room or garage, you can consider renting them out to obtain some extra cash when you are recovering. This depends on your household size and the availability of spare rooms in your house.

There are websites such as Airbnb where you can easily rent out your rooms or garage to generate revenue. You can also look to hire a professional cleaner to help you maintain and clean the room so that you can focus on your recovery. If you reside in a central business district and have space in your garage or driveway, you can also rent out your garage or driveway.

Freelance Work

You can also consider taking up freelance jobs to help you earn a steady income. Which freelance jobs to take up will depend on your preferences and skills. If you are good at writing, you may consider taking up a freelance writing job.

If you have experience in graphic design, video editing, data entry, or language translation, you can also source for freelance jobs in need of these skills. Taking up a freelance job may require some physical effort and you should ensure that you can do your work comfortably despite your injury. There are websites such as Upwork or Fiverr where you can sign up and look for freelance work.

To ensure you are fairly compensated after sustaining an injury, it is recommended that you consult with a personal injury attorney. You also find out more about Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C.’s experience in handling these legal cases.