Most of us will take a day off sick every now and again. A 24-hour bug, perhaps a case of the flu or something similar – whatever the case may be, the odd day off is almost unavoidable. However, some people have experienced times when they have been unable to work because they have sustained an injury of some kind. This may have occurred while they were at work.
In this situation, the fact that you can’t work through injury is more concerning. You may wonder if your employer will discipline you for having time off work, particularly if you have been off sick for some time. In reality though, you should consider the circumstances surrounding your injury, so you can work out where you stand.
How did the injury occur?
When someone can’t work through injury, it is imperative to work out how the injury occurred and whether someone else may potentially have been responsible for it happening in the first place. If this is the case, you may have a chance to make a claim for compensation. This could potentially cover any financial losses you have suffered that stemmed directly from the injury itself.
For example, let’s say you had to fund trips to the hospital in order to receive treatment. You may keep these receipts and put them in as part of your compensation claim. Furthermore, if you lose out financially because you are not paid your regular wage, this could also be taken into account.
Always seek professional legal advice
You should always notify your employer of your accident and how it occurred, and make sure it is recorded in the accident book. However, you should also ensure you get medical attention for your injuries. This could be first aid, or it could mean a trip to your GP or to A&E, depending on how bad the injury is. Getting a medical record of the injury is important, so you can make sure you have evidence of having seen a professional.
Accident Advice Helpline can also provide expert help. If you call our team on 0800 689 0500, you can discover whether a no win, no fee compensation claim might be a success for you. We could put you together with a lawyer who could help win your case on your behalf, so make that initial free call to us today.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead