How to take sick leave and when to claim accident at work compensation from your employer
If you are ill or injured enough not to be able to work easily, then your doctor may suggest that you take some time off to allow yourself to recover properly. A doctor will be able to provide you with a medical certificate which proves that you are unable to work for the time being, with an end date which predicts when you should be recovered enough to work.
However, only you can approach your employer and let them know that you want to take sick leave, and give them all of the details of this. Here is how you can approach your employer and take sick leave as easily as possible.
- Speak to your doctor. Your doctor will probably be the one to suggest to you that you should take some time off of work, and may even say that you have to take time off due to your health. However, if your doctor doesn’t tell you to take time off, you should go to them and see if they are willing to give you a medical certificate.
- Speak to your employer. Your employer will need to have a say in whether or not you can take sick leave. Obviously they can’t tell you know if your doctor says that you are too sick to work, but they may ask you to work from home or just to reduce your hours if possible. Even if you say no, you should have this conversation with them.
- Prepare for your sick leave. If you know that you are going to be off before you are (such as if you are going in for booked surgery) then you can plan for this by preparing for your break, making sure that everyone has what they need to fill in for you and so on.
When to claim accident at work compensation in Dacorum from your employer
You may have been injured or made ill through your work and in this case not only should your employer have no problem with allowing you to take time off to recover, they should also expect to pay out accident at work compensation in Dacorum to you as well. You are entitled to accident at work compensation in Dacorum if you have been made ill or injured due to the negligence of your employer.
If you are not sure whether or not you have a good case for a claim, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team. They will be able to help you to decide whether or not to proceed with a claim for accident at work compensation in Dacorum, as well as passing you over to an in-house injury lawyer who can make a start on your claim on your behalf.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown