Best job for 50 year old?

My father recently quit his job as a cook because he got injured at the restaurant and they did not offer workers como there. 

He does not have a degree but has small businesses in yard work and house painting. He has a bad right leg and is quite old but he’s a hard worker. He doesn’t want to quit working but also does not want to return as a cook. Any ideas or recommendations?

4 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    sadly that is true for texas about the Worker's Comp

    a driving /delivery job might be a good one to look into- may not pay very much though

    Also look into State or Federal retraining services.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Quite old at 50 ? I worked until I was 69 and I'm a female. He could be self employed as a painter/decorator , or a driving job, plenty of opportunities if he thinks about it.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    In this brave new world of internet shopping could your dad be a courier/driver?  Or a store cashier, office/computer work. How about being a school caretaker?

  • 8 months ago

    Workers Compensation is not optional for employers.

    They have to provide it.

    The employer would rather that he didn't file a claim because it will raise their rates but he should.

    EDIT: a "non-subscriber", i.e., going "bare" or without coverage, leaves an employer open to personal injury lawsuits from employees who are injured on the job - the damages and attorney's fees are almost unlimited - in addition, certain defenses available in most personal injury lawsuits, such as assumption of the risk, contributory negligence, "last clear chance", and co-worker negligence, are not available to a non-subscriber in a job injury case.

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