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My elder brother (strong and silent type) has been diagnosed with two slipped disks after 13 years of being a tree surgeon! He will no longer be able to carry on in this career of which he hedged all his bets, so as to say, and is finding it hard to come to terms with it! has anyone got any websites that offfer advice on employment oppurtunities after serious labourer injuries? He is being treated medically and lawful claims of compensation are being dealt with so please just advice on how to move on! 

All advice welcomed in this difficult time,

Kind regards,

A worried little brother.

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    This is me also, I had 3 prolapsed discs with nerve impingement on L5 S1, after weeks and weeks of waiting for appointments decided could stand the pain etc no longer went private, as I am self employed and if I can't work I don't get paid, since 17/12/14 I have been off work drugged up to the eyeballs so can't drive either, still waiting for treatment thank god for our NHS !!!!!!! I am now considering what to do next, so I scour the Internet daily for employment that I can do from home and on the Internet, but it all seems to be pyramid selling.

    can your brother drive there are delivery jobs going you deliver locally but there seems to be a constant need for people to do this, a neighbour does this I can find out details for you if required, he works 7 days a week constantly he is a gentleman who was so ill at one point he was in intensive care, so while there's a will there's a way.

    good luck to your brother if I can help further just ask.

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      Hi..ive had on and off pain s1l5 small central disc bulge.mostly throught repetitive strain..i worked for dame company for 20 years and decided i couldnt go on..either have an operation or job change..so i changed job..im in care work now..enjoying it..i still have back pain but manageable..

      I take psin killers still though

      There are jobs out there..dont sit at home doing nothing thst wont help...

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      Thank you very much for your suggestion ang! Yes he drives so I will keep that in mind as a skill of which he can utilize in looking for jobs, ive seen people doing that delivery thing arond the village I live in so thats a great suggestion! He's had lots of different kinds of treatments under the nhs but they are saying that he'll not be able to do any heavy lifting for a long time.. I hope your situations improves and thanks again. 
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      Yes, I'm attempting to stop him from becoming depressed as it would not be great for him or his family but I feel he may be heading that way.. thanks for the reply and good luck to you!
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    Dont create a too much trouble in your life be relax and get best treatment from best doctor and take care of your elder brother.
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