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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The consequences of time off work through injury

    If you are injured in any way, shape or form, you might have to have time off work while you recover. The consequences of time off work through injury can be more involved than you may at first think.

    For starters, you could start to wonder whether you will be able to return to the job you did before. While most injuries will heal fully and people are able to go back, this is not always the case. In some instances, people are injured severely enough to warrant a change of career. This can be hard to come to terms with if you were already in the career you loved.

    Mental and physical consequences

    Obviously, the physical injuries you sustain will be first and foremost the most difficult things to recover from. Even if a full recovery is possible, it may take weeks to complete – and sometimes it could be longer than that. In addition, you may find you become depressed and dejected at being forced to take time off work.

    In some cases, people may lose out financially by being off work. If you are only entitled to statutory sick pay, this means you get less than £100 per week for a maximum of 28 weeks. While many employers will meet your usual salary, this is not always the case. When you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you can see how frustrating and worrying this could be.

    Are you suffering the consequences of time off work through injury?

    If you are, and you believe someone else was to blame, do find out more about the possibility of making a no win, no fee* claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we provide no-obligation advice and we charge no upfront fees either. You can call 0800 689 0500 free too, to speak with a trained advisor. If you can make a claim, one of our experienced lawyers will handle the process on your behalf.

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    Even if you are unsuccessful, you won’t owe us a thing in solicitors’ fees. This means there is no financial risk to you, and you could find you are able to win compensation as a result of what happened to you. Call us today if you’ve been hurt in the last three years and you have suffered the consequences. We are here to help if we can.

    Date Published: May 9, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident at work claim

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.