Returning to work after surgery and how to find an expert in compensation in Walsall
If you have taken a substantial amount of time off from work due to illness, injury or surgery, it can be a struggle getting back into the swing of things once you are ready to go back. You must know that you will eventually have to return to work, so should be preparing yourself for this from your first day of sick leave.
Still, on the day you return there are a few things you should do, and that your employer should be doing, to ease the transition for you and make your first day back a little less stressful.
- Take it slow. When you are coming back after surgery you are likely to still be feeling a little under the weather and unable to start back in full force, so see if you are able to come back to work on a part time basis to begin with, or just do a day here and there before you are feeling strong enough.
- Call in advance. Call your employer the day before or a few days before you intend to return to work. This will allow them to tell you what has been happening in your absence, and what you need to know before you get back into the office.
- Go and say hello to everyone. When you are returning after a long break, make the effort to go and say hello to all of your colleagues so that they can fill you in with any changes you need to know about.
- Be honest. If you are struggling to stay on top of everything when you first come back, let your employer know this and be honest about your limitations. Otherwise you may find yourself trying to do too much when this is just not physically possible for you at this time.
Using a law firm
If you had to have surgery or have sustained a serious injury due to an accident at work, you can find an expert in compensation in Walsall and make a claim for compensation if you want to. Making a compensation claim through a law firm will help you to stay out of work for as long as you need it and still be financially secure.
A law firm will also help you to avoid going up against your employer in court. For advice and support on compensation claims, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The team will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation, so that you can choose whether to approach a law firm or continue with a claim through the helpline.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: David Brown