Being involved in an accident is not only frightening, but can also have long-term psychological effects. One of the major problems affecting accident victims is lack of confidence when being in a similar environment. Going back to work can also cause problems, as the person’s confidence is at a low ebb and being away from the workplace will have caused them to lose touch with the working environment.
Being away from work can also cause a loss of income, so it pays to speak to an injury lawyer in Fenwick. The local area may not have too many options for you to choose from, but you can always use the services of a national company who will provide the same service over the telephone.
Getting back to work
Anyone who has had time off as a result of an injury or sickness will understand how daunting a prospect returning to work can be. Losing track of the work and also office changes can take getting used to, and of course there is the fear of how your workmates may treat you. Keeping things simple will help, and of course you should make your manager aware of how you are coping.
- You should always communicate with your employer whilst you are on sick leave, even if the accident occurred in the workplace. Any injury lawyer in Fenwick will be able to offer you the same advice. Keeping in touch shows that you are genuine about not only your interest, but also your intention of returning to work.
- Suggest having a “phased” return to work. This allows you to work shorter hours for a few weeks, slowly building up to your normal hours. If you start to struggle then speak up — don’t run the risk of making yourself ill because you cannot cope.
- Don’t lose faith in your ability to do your job. It may take you a while to get back into it, so take your time and remember that you were employed because of your abilities to do that very job. If you start to struggle, then speak to your manager sooner rather than later. Remember that you may need a new risk assessment following your injury, so make sure that this is done sooner rather than later.
Outside the workplace
It is easy to collapse in a heap once you are inside the door, particularly in those first few weeks. Try not to make work the only thing that you do. Exercise will stop you getting stiff and a social life will make you feel valued. If you are still unsure about making a claim for compensation following your accident, then now is the time to speak to an injury lawyer in Fenwick.
Are you looking for an injury lawyer in Fenwick?
The local area may give you some choice, but why not try a national company such as Accident Advice Helpline? Our teams can deal with the majority of claims over the phone, so there is no need for any face to face contact.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to find how we can help you.