Ways to stay solvent after an accident or injury, including more about accident at work compensation
After a serious accident or injury, you may not be able to work full time for a little while. If your injury was serious, then you may not be able to work at all, and may also struggle to do anything which could help you to bring in money. On top of medical bills and other expenses which crop up with illness or injury, it may be a struggle for you to stay solvent. There are things you can do to take care of yourself and keep money coming in during this time, though. Here are a few of the things you can try, even if you are unable to go back to work.
- Get advice about any benefits you may be able to claim. Benefits are there to help you when you are ill and injured and unable to work. You will need a doctor’s certificate which proves that you are unable to work, but once you have this, the benefits are easy to apply for, and will help with living expenses until your doctor thinks that you are fit to work again.
- Work from home. Your employer may be willing to let you do your old job from home, or you maybe able to set up your own small business and do some part time work from home before you are able to work full time again.
- Try selling your skills. Things like crafts, cookery and so on can come into their own whilst you are recovering from illness or injury, and these things can be used to make you some money and keep you afloat whilst you are recovering.
- Use your savings. No one wants to have to use their savings for living expenses, but in some cases, this will just be necessary. Use your savings to keep you going for as long as you can and, as long as you plan on paying back the money you have used, it shouldn’t negatively affect your finances in the long term.
You can make a Bangor accident at work compensation claim
You can make a Bangor accident at work compensation claim against your employer, if the accident which caused your serious injuries was caused by the negligence of either your employer or another employee.
Accident Advice Helpline has been working in this specialist field of law since the year 2000. We have a team of dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyers, who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to an adviser about making a start on a Bangor accident at work compensation claim. Our initial advice is free, and there is no obligation to start a claim.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown