How to decide whether to go back to work after an injury
Your employer is legally not allowed to fire you for making an Abercarn accident at work compensation claim, or for taking a long time off work due to suffering a serious accident or injury. However, you may decide that you actually don’t want to go back to work after suffering an accident, particularly if the accident was the fault of your employer.
There are many reasons that you may decide not to return to work, one of which being, that if you have made a claim for compensation against your employer, you may be worried about awkwardness in the office on your return. Here are some ways in which you can make your decision.
- Are you up to it? There is no point in trying to force yourself back to work if you simply do not have the strength. Some injuries or illnesses just take longer to heal than others, and forcing yourself back to work too quickly is only going to cause serious complications. If you are not able to work, then don’t try to.
- What is the situation like with your employer? If you have made a compensation claim against your employer, you may find that the atmosphere between you and them is less than civil. If you think that it would be too uncomfortable for you to go back to work, then speak to your employer and gauge the situation.
- Do you want to go back? Finally, if you were injured by the negligence of your employer, and feel that the situation was handled badly, you may not want to return to this employment again. This doesn’t mean that you can’t go back to work at all, but you may just not be happy to go back to work in that particular employment.
Getting help from the experts for your Abercarn accident at work compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline can be a great way for you to proceed with an Abercarn accident at work compensation claim, as long as someone else was to blame for causing your accident. We have experienced and professional personal injury lawyers, who are able to work with you to look into the merits of your case, in order to decide whether or not your claim is likely to be successful.
Our lawyers will work on a no-win, no-fee basis in order to process your claim if you do decide to go ahead, making the claims process that much easier on you. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make a start on your claim, if this is what you want to do.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown