Sickness Absence from Work After an Injury
There are a few things you need to do when you have to take time off of work due to an accident or illness. If you have been involved in a serious accident or sustained a serious injury, you will probably have to take some time off work. The amount of time you take will depend on how bad your injuries were and the flexibility of your company, but you should never take less leave than you need simply because your company is not being flexible. There are various ways in which you can prove that you need the time off that you are taking. An employer is required by law to give you the sick leave you are entitled to.
Here are some of the things you can do to make your sickness leave go more smoothly, and to make it easier for you to return to work once you are recovered.
Stay in Touch
Make sure that you stay in regular contact with your employer so that they are always aware of what the situation is and what is likely to happen in the near future. This just gives them an idea of what to expect for the upcoming future and whether they need to get temporary workers in for the time being.
If your employer needs your job doing as soon as possible, you could offer to work part time or from home once you are feeling a little better. This will help your employer to get the work done that needs doing, whilst at the same time not giving them a reason to find someone else to do your job.
Review Your Situation with Your GP
Speak to your GP on a regular basis to get an update on your condition and whether you are ready to return to work or not yet. If your GP says that you are not ready to return to work, then they can provide a certificate which you can give to your employer.
If the accident you had was not your fault, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Prestatyn in order to obtain compensation. This compensation can go towards your treatment and any at-home healthcare you need, including nurses or carers.
Making an Injury Claim in Prestatyn
If you want to make an injury claim in Prestatyn, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to start making your claim. You will speak to our friendly, helpful team of advisors, who will talk you through your accident and what happened, and give you some idea of whether you can expect a successful claim or not.
You are under no obligation to continue with your claim after this conversation, but if you do decide to proceed then you will go through dedicated personal injury lawyers who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.