Disability Grants To Help Accident Disabled Andrew Build Home Business
by Andrew DiBiccari
(Los Angeles, California, USA)
I am a 48-year-old single man. I have a broad employment history, which includes work as an operating room technician, a chef, commercial fisherman, construction worker, and as an inspector.
Andy Ready And Willing For Construction Management
I have been working in construction in excess of 15 years. Currently, I have an active General Contractors license in California.Disability Issues
My original injury occurred at age 30 while working as part of an electrical line crew in Alaska. In the course of this accident, I dislocated both of my shoulders.
The recovery period was approximately two and a half years. I was rated at 14% permanent partial disability at that time.
I reinjured my right shoulder at age 36 while working on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska. The injury included a fracture. My right shoulder was operated on at that time.
I enjoyed 10 years of construction after this surgery, and was able to work with no major incidents. Unfortunately, at age 47 my right shoulder failed under the strain of normal construction work.
Evidently, there was a bone fragment remaining from the prior accident that ultimately caused this failure. My right shoulder was operated on, which left me unable to perform construction labor.
At 46, I had emergency surgery to repair an umbilical hernia, which I had for 13 years as well.
Having multiple injuries and re-injuries has created hardship since my original injury. Recovery from this has been exacerbated by the re-injuries. An example of this is the lack of medical insurance. I am still paying for my hernia repair.
These injuries have had a negative impact on my credit. As a result, I did not use credit for years. This has made it difficult to operate as a General Contractor, and often required that I perform construction labor for other contractors for a reduced rate.
Finally, I was forced to give up my house in favor of a shared house. I have not been able to resolve this for 15 years.Income Efforts
Since my original injury, I have continued to work in the construction and commercial fishing industries for 18 years. I am currently trying to develop project management and inspection services, which will draw on my considerable construction background.
I have had some difficulty, as this often leads to construction labor.Specific Needs
I am seeking grant information to obtain technological tools, computers, and software for project management and inspection, and help with business startup costs.
I am also very interested in information about grants for retraining. I am also interested in SBA programs, which I may be eligible for as a new business.Business Idea
My business concept is to provide project management and inspection services as a General Contractor. Technology is key to this venture. Good planning maximizes efficiency in construction.
Information gained through the use of technology can be a valuable in project planning. An infrared camera, for example, can photograph various systems behind walls. Moisture meters, mold-testing equipment and lead-paint-testing equipment can also be valuable planning tools, among others.
I intend to provide project planning and testing/inspection services to builders.