I can’t work because of my injury and have no income. How can I alleviate some of the financial stress? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

If you cannot work while you recover from your injury, the loss of income can cause a financial hardship for your family. Although you will likely eventually be compensated for those lost wages through your accident claim, there are some steps you can take to help.

Take a look at all of your monthly expenses and decide where you can cut. Eliminate luxury expenses like entertainment packages on your cable bill, club memberships, etc. Pause any subscription services you may have, such as newspaper and magazine subscriptions, streaming music and film services, etc.