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Role Summary: Families

A. Richey

Families and friends play a vital part in the recovery of injured workers. They provide emotional support as well as physical assistance.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER IS SEVERLY INJURED AT WORK? Severe or long term injuries can impact the injured person psychologically as well as physically. Their physical ability may be reduced, and they may begin to lose self-confidence. There may also be uncertainty regarding their pace of recovery, and difficulty dealing with long term pain While some injured workers avoid all activities and therefore become depressed and unmoti...

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