If you have an accident at work or you develop a work-related illness, you may decide to claim for accident at work compensation in Cwmafan, or wherever else it may be that you work. Claiming compensation is your legal right. It shouldn’t affect your relationship with your employer. Remember they have insurance for just this purpose.
The option to work from home
If you are sick or have suffered a serious injury at work which makes it impossible for you to leave home and get to your normal place or work, your employer may be willing to let you work from home. From the employer’s perspective, working from home means that the employer only needs to pay one person for the job that is being done, as opposed to paying out on your sick pay and then paying someone else to do the job in the meantime.
For you, it means that you are able to stay in employment, and also stops you from getting bored during your sick leave. Simply sitting at home recovering is quite dull!
You must however make sure that your boss is okay with you working from home before you start doing it. There is no point you doing work from home without the permission of your boss as you might not get paid. Your employer might have hired someone else to do your job in the interim, so, ensure that your boss is on board before you start.
Take it slow. Just because you can work from home doesn’t mean that you can work as much as you could before you were ill or injured. Try to remember that you are supposed to be recovering, and do what you can within limits.
Have all the contacts you need handy. You won’t be able to quickly ask the person next to you in the office when you are stuck with something, so make sure that you have all of the email addresses and phone numbers you need to work effectively. This will prevent you constantly calling your boss or the office for help.
Working from home is rarely a permanent solution, so you should be careful not to get too comfortable, and forget that you will have to go back to work eventually.
Are you able to claim accident at work compensation in Cwmafan?
You may be able to claim accident at work compensation in Cwmafan from your employer if you can prove that their actions or negligence caused you to become ill or injured. This sort of claim is difficult to deal with on your own, and you should only attempt it with professional help from someone like us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Before you can register a claim for accident at work compensation in Cwmafan, you need to check 3 things.
- Someone other than you must be to blame for the accident or circumstances that brought about the injury or work related illness
- The injury or illness must be serious enough to mean that you had to be professionally, medically treated
- The injury (or the symptoms if it is a work related illness) must have been sustained within the past 3-years
If these conditions apply, you can make a no-win, no-fee claim for accident at work compensation in Cwmafan and Accident Advice Helpline can assist. To find out more, call us on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Call us today to see if you do have a valid claim,
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown