Returning to work after a car accident
Returning to work after a holiday is difficult enough, but what if you have had a serious Cambridgeshire car accident and need to return after an extended period of time off?
Many people struggle to get back to their everyday lives after dealing with a Cambridgeshire car accident, as they will feel more nervous and anxious about the travel into the office, as well as having suffered a great deal of pain in their recovery.
Your employer should be able to make the transition easier for you as much as they can, but there are also some things you can do to make returning to work after a Cambridgeshire car accident easier on you and your employer:
- Be realistic. Not only should you be realistic with yourself, but you should also be realistic with your employer about what you can and cannot do following your injury. This will help to ease your transition and ensure that you don’t make yourself worse by trying too hard to get back to normal.
- Have a back-to-work interview. It is important that your employer knows everything there is to know about your current condition, as well as for you to know how things have changed and what to expect when you go back into the office. Have an interview with your boss to talk about this upon your return.
- Ask for a change to your responsibilities. In the short term, if you have rushed back to work, it is not worth damaging your health to work. In this case, you should ask your employer for shorter hours, more flexibility, or even if you can work from home until you have completely recovered.
- Ask for adjustments to your workspace. If you are still not back to normal, it may be necessary that your workspace is adjusted to allow for you to work more easily. Ask your employer if they are able to facilitate this.
How to claim compensation for your Cambridgeshire car accident
Many people rush back to work for financial reasons after suffering injuries from a Cambridgeshire car accident. If you make a compensation claim, then it will be less necessary for you to rush yourself back into work, as you will have the financial help you need to sustain your lifestyle for a little longer.
Accident Advice Helpline have over ten years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, working with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers who work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our team about your accident; they can help you to make a start on your claim, as well as keeping you updated as the claim progresses.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown