How to handle lulls in freelance work and what to do if you want to claim accident at work compensation
If you are working as a freelancer, you get a lot more freedom than you would if you were working in a standard full time job. However, the downside of this freedom is that you also run the risk of having certain periods when you simply aren’t getting very much work in. This can be really stressful, as you are still technically employed, so can’t claim unemployment benefits, but aren’t making any money.
You also won’t have anything to do, which can be boring and frustrating for people who are used to working all of the time. Here are some of the things you can do during this time, and ways to handle these periods of little to no work.
- Work another job. If you can find a small part time job which you are fully employed and do all of the time, you should be able to keep yourself afloat when there are dips in your freelance work. It is important that you find a job which can be fairly flexible, as you may want to up your hours sometimes, but then drop them back down.
- Dip into savings. There is no harm in dipping into your savings from time to time, as that is what they are there for. The only time when it is a problem that you are dipping into your savings is when you don’t make any attempt to replace the money when you are working again.
- Enjoy it. For people who have been working freelance for a long time, this is more obvious, but if you have just started you might not understand that any dips in your work must be taken as an impromptu holiday. As a freelancer, you pretty much have to take all of the work you can get and this can have you working non stop for months at a time.
Claiming accident at work compensation in Haringey
You may have gone freelance in the first place because of an injury which means that you aren’t able to work full time in your job anymore. If you feel that this injury was caused by the negligence of your employer, claiming accident at work compensation in Haringey can help you to feel better about the situation, providing you with the money that you need to stay afloat until you are fully recovered, and also providing some sort of emotional closure as well.
You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about accident at work compensation in Haringey and ask to be passed over to an injury lawyer who will work with you on your claim to ensure that you get the accident at work compensation in Haringey that you deserve.
Date Published: 3rd October 2014
Author: David Brown