No matter what the reason is for you taking a few days off work, you will still be expected to catch up again afterwards. Your employer needs you to have fully caught up within a week of you being back, or everything will start to fall behind. However, if you have been off due to stress, sickness or injury, you may not feel up to working at triple speed in the first days that you are back, so what can you do to get caught up and all of the work completed as soon as you need to?
- See your employer first thing. As soon as you get in on your first day back at work after a few days off go in and see your employer so that they can fill you in on what has happened in the time that you have been away. This way they can let you know what your priorities need to be on your first days back, and anything else that you need to know.
- Write a list. The best way to catch up with everything without having to worry about missing anything or doing anything wrong is to write a list out of everything that needs to be done in order of importance. You can then work your way through this list, and feel as though you are making headway.
- Don’t skip your breaks. It may seem to make sense for you to skip your breaks on the first couple of days off, but doing this can make you burn out much faster, inevitably causing you to do things wrong as you get through the day. Your breaks are still important so that you can be refreshed and ready to restart work afterwards.
Making a Glasgow City accident at work claim
If you were off work due to an injury that was not your fault, consider making a Glasgow City accident at work claim against your employer, so that you don’t have to rush yourself back to work before you are feeling up to it. A Glasgow City accident at work claim will help you to pay for medical treatment and other expenses, and can also replace your wages if you have to leave your job or take a long time off to recover.
Accident Advice Helpline is available on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and the team can help you to put together a strong case for compensation. We can put you in touch with specialist lawyers in your area who work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis on your Glasgow City accident at work claim. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone (charges may vary) for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 6th October 2014
Author: David Brown