Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Sometimes you will find yourself in situations you sincerely didn’t expect and it can turn your world upside down. Now, there are plenty of different ways that negative experiences can affect you, but just one that can have a lasting and detrimental impact on your life is when negative events affect your personal finances. You could have a perfect credit score, pay all of your bills on time, and have a sum of savings in your savings account. This all helps, of course. But if the tables turn, you can find your credit score drop, yourself facing legal action for missed payments, and your savings account drained. So, let’s take a moment to consider a couple of adverse situations you may experience at some point or another and how to stay debt-free through them.
If You Have Experienced Injury
Hopefully, you will never have to face a serious injury in your life. But there are all sorts of things that can go wrong that can leave you injured and either spending long stints of time in hospital or remaining housebound in order to recover thoroughly. This, of course, can impact your finances, as you will not be able to work during this period. However, you don’t necessarily need to fall in debt because of non-existent or reduced earnings. If you believe that the accident you experienced was not your fault, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. This professional will be able to survey your case and determine whether they will be able to take it to court on your behalf. If someone else had a responsibility of care over you when the incident occurred (perhaps you were at work or in a public space), they may have to provide you with compensation. This could then be used to fund any medical bills that you may have built up and can replace lost earnings while you recover. Alternatively, if you can’t head back to work as a result of the incident, they may have to pay for diminished earning potential.
If You Have Lost Your Job
Losing your job can be extremely difficult and there are various problems that can come hand in hand with the situation besides having to find a new job and tide yourself over during your job search. If you have been made redundant, your employer will have to give you a good reason for your redundancy and is likely to have to provide you with a payout. If you feel you have been unjustly fired, you can take legal action to make a case against your employer. They will then have to answer to the courts!
These are just two situations, but being able to deal with them effectively can save you a whole lot of hassle, debt, and consequent troubles in the long run. So, keep this information in the back of your mind should you need it!