When accidents at work occur, and work-related injuries or illnesses are sustained,
from time to time these ailments force the worker to be absent from work. No matter the nature of your occupational injury or illness, your pay can be affected by time taken off work, depending on your employer’s sickness and absence policy.
With that in mind, if you are claiming compensation, you may wonder if it takes into account time taken off work and the financial implication this has had on you and your family.
Compensation for time taken off work
Workplace injuries and illnesses often go hand-in-hand with time taken off work. This is simply logical as, in most cases, victims of work-related accidents require time to recover and recuperate from their injuries or illness as well as any distress they have experienced as a result of the incident at work.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that time taken off work often equates to lesser pay or, in many cases, no pay at all. As such, when we assess your work accident case, we include any time taken off work, the monetary and psychological impact this has had on you and your family.
Depending on the nature of your claim, an attempt will be made to recover any loss of pay from the liable party, for victims of workplace accidents.
How to claim compensation for accidents at work
As all accidents are unique, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. This enables us to discuss the foundations of your case and determine who is likely to be liable for the incident or illness you experienced.
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to both suggest liability and support the stated medical ailment, it is likely that we will be able to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
In the case of loss of earnings, we can take into account regular pay amounts from payslips and bank statements to estimate the impact your time taken off work has had on your finances.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice