What to do if you are self employed and are injured
Being self employed has a number of excellent benefits, which is why so many skilled professionals are choosing to become self employed.
However, there are also downsides, and one of these is that you may have less security should something go wrong. If you become ill or are badly injured when you are self employed, there is no sickness pay to tide you over whilst you are recovering.
Similarly, no one can step into your role for you, so you may find that your business struggles if you are off work for a long time. Here are some of the things you can do to keep yourself afloat if you have to take time off work as a self employed person.
Look into benefits. Even if this only keeps you going financially for a short time, disability or sickness benefits can help to take some of the pressure off for a little while, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery.
Employ someone else. This may seem like an unnecessary expense, but if you are looking to keep your business running and not lose any profits then hiring someone else to keep the business ticking over can help you to relax.
Ask for help. Friends and family are often more than happy to offer help to those who need it. See if any of your loved ones would be happy to pitch in and help for a short time.
Change your role. Perhaps you are not able to do the more physical sides of your job for the moment, but you may be able to carry on with administration and other tasks you can do from home, ensuring that your business runs in the time that you are still recovering.
Make Abertridwr claims for your injury
If the reason you need to take time off work is because you have been injured in an accident or serious incident, and you have proof that your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person, then you may have a great case to make Abertridwr claims against the person at fault.
The best way to find out whether or not you are eligible to make Abertridwr claims is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team about Abertridwr claims and how likely it is that a claim you make will be successful.
You are under no obligation to proceed after this phone call, but can be passed over to our experienced personal injury lawyers, who work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and can provide you advice and support throughout Abertridwr claims to keep you feeling safe and calm.
Date Published: 17th June 2014