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Revising your estate plan after a work accident

Revising your estate plan after a work accident

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2018 | Wills And Trusts

People go over their estate plan for many reasons, such as splitting up with their marital partner or the birth of a child. There are many other circumstances in which you may need to rethink your estate plan, however. If you are hurt while working, for example, you may need to make changes to your estate plan for various reasons. Workplace accidents can be incredibly difficult and you may be dealing with a lot of physical pain, financial problems, uncertainty about your future and other challenges. However, you should not overlook necessary revisions to your estate plan.

A work accident may leave someone temporarily disabled, while other workers sustain injuries that are so serious they leave them handicapped for the rest of their lives. These injuries can have a negative impact on one’s life in many ways, such as resulting in the need to miss work temporarily or find a new career path altogether (if they are even able to return to the workplace). On the other hand, some peoples’ finances may change considerably as a result of a lawsuit that was filed due to their workplace accident. Someone who has newfound wealth may also wish to make significant changes to their estate planning documents.

Workplace accidents can be hard to deal with, and so can estate plan revision. However, those who prioritize these important issues may feel relieved once they have taken care of their obligations, knowing that their estate will be handled properly and that those they love will be appreciative in the future.

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