How to find a job that doesn’t conflict with your disability
Whether you are permanently disabled, or suffering from a temporary injury which makes it difficult for you to do a normal job for a short time, it is still important for you to be able to work during this period.
You should be able to get sickness benefits from your regular job for some time after an injury or disability, but these will not last forever, meaning that eventually you will want to look for something which you can continue to do even whilst you are ill or injured.
Finding a job which suits you and where you will be happy is the most important thing you can do at this juncture, so here are some tips for finding the right role for you.
- Think about changing your role. Perhaps you are no longer able to do the job that you did before exactly, as your disability prevents you doing some of the more physical or mentally challenging sides. But you may still be perfect for another role in the company, and your employer may consider this.
- Consider scaling back your job. If you are still able to return to work in some capacity, your employer may consider working with you to scale back your role and provide you with jobs that you can do quite easily.
- Consider part time or home-working. If you are not able to move around easily, many employers are happy to put you on a part time basis, or let you work from home in order to get the job done. Ask your employer if this is a possibility.
- Consider a completely new direction. You may want to think about changing your job altogether, so think about other careers which you have always wanted to do and can still do with your disability.
Can you make Ammanford claims for your disability?
If your injury or disability was caused by an accident at work (for example) which was not your fault, take into consideration that you may be able to make Ammanford claims against your employer for their negligence.
This will help to keep you going financially until you are able to return to work, and can also give you a sense of emotional closure that will make getting over what happened to you that much easier.
We at Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 of years experience with Ammanford claims, and we work with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers, who work on a no-win, no-fee basis to help get you the compensation you deserve.
Call our helpline now on 0800 689 0500, or ring us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about Ammanford claims, and make a start on a claim of your own.
Date Published: 17th June 2014
Author: David Brown